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Bobcats remain positive despite slump

11 December 2012 19:18

Charlotte Bobcats star Kemba Walker says the atmosphere in the camp is still upbeat despite slipping to their eighth loss in a row on Monday.

Charlotte - who won just seven times in the NBA last season, giving them the worst win percentage in league history - made a bright start to the year under new head coach Kevin Dunlap.

They won seven of their first 12 matches before a drastic loss of form which has seen them go without a victory since November 24, the latest a 104-96 defeat to Golden State.

But Walker maintained that spirits are high among the players and praised Dunlap for his impact with the team this season.

"We love to get up and down, we love to play with each other, we are really mashing together as a unit, and I think that is what has been the biggest difference between last year and this year," Walker said.

"We have a great group of guys that want to play every night, and sacrifice some things for the team and things of that nature, and that is what you need to have a great team.

"Coach Dunlap is a tough guy, he is our leader. We just try to take on everything he believes in. We are most likely going to be the underdogs every night so we go out there and play hard, and we get all that energy from him."

Dunlap believes if his team continue to show the positive attributes he has outlined for them, they will be able to bounce back.

"We have been very, very resilient after getting beat in a tough game, so I think that is one of the hallmarks of this team," Dunlap said.

"Two is our work rate, we are willing to put it on the line, even if the score isn't what we want, and to be able to do that is not a guarantee of anything, but you have to have it to be able to compete. Three is to continue to improve."

Charlotte will face the in-form Los Angeles Clippers in their next NBA match on Wednesday.

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