However, he played hard with seven rebounds and was impressive at times on defense.
In the second quarter Kidd-Gilchrist skied to block a shot by 7-foot Roy Hibbert in the lane, igniting a fastbreak layup and three-point play on the other end by Walker.
"I was nervous coming into this game," Kidd-Gilchrist said. "I'm a rookie. So, I was just nervous. But I thought I did pretty well."
NOTES: Pacers F Sam Young only played 20 seconds before leaving with a right shoulder injury. He was hurt when he got Henderson in the air with a pump fake and Henderson's leg landed on his shoulder on the way down. ... Former professional wrestler Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair attended the game. ... The Bobcats won their season opener last year before the season quickly began to unfold.
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