CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Byron Mullens is proving he can be a consistent scorer in the NBA.
Now the Bobcats 7-foot center is looking to take other aspects of his game to the next level when Charlotte opens the second half of the NBA season Tuesday night at the Orlando Magic.
Mullens says "I just have to show the league and our organization that I can rebound."
The fourth-year NBA pro averaged 17.8 points per game -- five points above his season average -- in the six games leading up to the All-Star break.
Even more encouraging for coach Mike Dunlap is Mullens' increased production on the boards, averaging 8.6 rebounds per game during that stretch. That was highlighted by a 25-point, 18-rebound performance in a win last week against the Boston Celtics.