Bobcats Break Streak in Summer League
The stains and scuff marks left behind from the worst season in NBA history aren’t removed so easily, especially in a nippy auxiliary court, in pro basketball-deprived Sin City, in the middle of July, against the almost-equally maligned Sacramento Kings.
But if only for a day, the Charlotte Bobcats shifted the conversation in their Las Vegas Summer League opener with something the bulk of their starting lineup here hadn’t laid eyes on in nearly five months: a win.
And it was what they were saying, before and after a 121-87 victory in the nightcap from Cox Pavilion, that will probably matter most once the games begin to matter again.
“It counts,” Kemba Walker said authoritatively. “It counts. It counts. We playing basketball. The streak has ended. To me. I lost 23 straight games and we got this win tonight. It’s — it counts. I don’t care what anybody has to say. It counts to me.”