Bobcats Gameday

Wednesday: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Bobcats

rbonnell@charlotteobserver.comMarch 5, 2013 

Nets at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

BobcatsNets
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.43.4 G, D. Williams17.33.2
G, G. Henderson13.13.7 G, J. Johnson16.83.1
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist9.15.7 F, G. Wallace8.55.1
F, TBDF, R. Evans3.49.3
C, B. Biyombo4.47.2 C, B. Lopez18.87.2

Matchup to Watch

Deron Williams vs. Kemba Walker: Willams is a tough cover for Walker, because he’s so big and strong.

Observations

• The Bobcats tried to do a Ben Gordon-for-Kris Humphries deal. The Nets passed, but that would have been an expensive sub-for-expensive sub trade.

• Former Duke defensive stopper Billy King is getting his second act as an NBA executive. He ran Philly for a long time, now he’s assembling the Nets.

• Reggie Evans, pound-for-pound, might be the most physical player in the NBA.

Tap-ins

• The Bobcats play three of the next four at home, but the opponents are no picnic: Nets, Thunder, Celtics.

• Byron Mullens sat out all but three minutes of the Portland game due to a knee injury.

Did you know?

Now-Net Gerald Wallace is arguably the most impactful player in Bobcats history. For the first time in nine seasons, he might fail to average double-figures scoring.

Rick Bonnell

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