Bobcats Gameday

Monday: Charlotte Bobcats at Portland Trail Blazers

March 3, 2013 

Bobcats at Blazers

10 p.m., Rose Garden

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

BobcatsBlazers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.53.4 G, D. Lillard18.43.3
G, G. Henderson13.23.6 G, W. Matthews14.92.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist8.95.6 F, N. Batum15.35.9
F. B. Mullens12.57.8F. L. Aldrdge20.78.6
C, B. Biyombo4.47.1 C, J. Hickson13.210.5

Matchup to Watch:

LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Byron Mullens: Aldridge can score with equal proficiency inside or out, so Mullens’ defensive range will be heavily tested.

Observations

• Much as Anthony Davis seemed a lock preseason to be rookie of the year, Portland point guard Damian Lillard just might win it after all.

• The Blazers might be mediocre, but Portland still loves them. Average home attendance – 19,777 – is fourth-best in the NBA.

• If the Blazers’ first-round pick in June is outside the top 12, it goes to the Bobcats to complete the Gerald Wallace trade.

Tap-ins

• The Blazers have won four straight over the Bobcats in Portland.

• The Blazers made up a big deficit to beat the Bobcats in Charlotte this season.

Did you know?

Aldridge and J.J. Hickson have combined for 57 point-rebound double-doubles this season. That’s tied for most in the NBA by a pair of teammates, joining Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls..

Rick Bonnell

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