Basketball: Neutered Cats close on record

Charlotte Bobcats have six games left to avoid the terrible distinction of becoming the worst team in NBA history.

If Charlotte lose their six remaining games they will finish with the worst winning percentage in league history (.106), a dubious honour currently held by the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, who finished with a 9-73 win-loss record (.110)

"We are desperate to get a win," said Bobcats guard Matt Carroll said. "No one wants to be known as the worst team in NBA history. I've been talking about this with guys on the team for the last two weeks telling them we at least need to get one more win. I think the guys at first heard it but weren't thinking it was going to happen.

"But now everybody is aware it could happen," Carroll added, "so we better get a win."

It will not be easy. Their next game is today against the Chicago Bulls, who are top of the Eastern Conference Central with a 46-15 season's record compared to the Bobcats' 7-53.