Bobcats Gameday

Sunday: Charlotte Bobcats at Sacramento Kings

March 2, 2013 

Bobcats at Kings

6 p.m., Sleep Train Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

BobcatsKings
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.43.4 G, I. Thomas12.61.8
G, G. Henderson13.23.6 G, T. Evans15.54.7
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist8.95.6 F, J. Salmons9.22.6
F, B. Mullens12.57.8F, J. Thompson10.86.8
C, B. Biyombo4.47.1 C, D. Cousins17.29.9

Matchup to watch

Bismack Biyombo vs. DeMarcus Cousins: Biyombo is billed as a defensive stopper; Cousins is undeniably one of the better low-post scorers in the NBA.

Observations

• One of these teams lost its last game by 30, the other by 28. Not exactly must-see TV.

• The Kings traded rookie Thomas Robinson recently in a deal that acquired primarily Patrick Patterson from Houston. It’s not often a team gives up on such a high pick so soon.

• This could be the Bobcats’ last visit to Sacramento. A Seattle-based group has a deal to buy and move the Kings, but Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson is trying to hold that off with a counter-bid.

Tap-ins

• The Kings could afford to deal Robinson in part because Jason Thompson has been solid at Robinson’s power forward spot.

• Biyombo came to the Bobcats in a draft-night deal that also sent John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette to the Kings.

Did you know?

The Kings have shot 49.5 percent from 3-point range in their past five games. This can’t be good for the Bobcats, considering how poorly they tend to defend the 3-point line.

Rick Bonnell

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