Bobcats small forward Jeffery Taylor is hoping a spot in Charlotte's starting lineup will help shake his recent shooting slump. Taylor, the team's second-round pick in 2012, has scored just 15 points in his last four games on 7 of 21 shooting. And so we come to perhaps the most surprising number of this young season: The Bobcats, a punch line for so long, rank third overall in points allowed per possession. Taylor played a season-low three minutes in Charlotte's loss to the Mavericks. Eastern Conference teams will end having played 52 of their 82 games against their stinky conference brethren, meaning they will have faced a much less difficult schedule than a Western Conference playing the inverse slate of opponents.