Miller, Grizz Best Bobcats, Snap 4-Game Skid

Charlotte's shooting woes send them to fourth straight loss
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2008 11:04 PM CDT
Memphis Grizzlies player Juan Carlos Navarro (2) flies down court as Charlotte Bobcat's player Raymond Felton (20) defends in an NBA basketball game Monday, March 17, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn.    (AP Photo/Alan Spearman)
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(Newser) – The moribund Memphis Grizzlies defeated the hapless Charlotte Bobcats 98-80 to snap their four-game losing streak. Mike Miller paced Memphis with his 18 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Juan Carlos Navarro scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The Bobcats shot 41 percent from the floor en route to their fourth consecutive defeat, reports the Associated Press.

Leading the way for Charlotte on their poor shooting night were Jason Richardson, 4-for-18, and Raymond Felton, 3-for-14. The Bobcats’ recent losing skid has severely dampened the small hope that the team could reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history; they are five games out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot with 15 games remaining on their schedule.