Bobcats Gameday

Saturday: Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards

March 8, 2013 

Bobcats at Wizards

8 p.m., Verizon Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

BOBCATSWIZARDS
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.23.4 G, J. Wall14.13.2
G, G. Henderson13.23.6 G, T. Ariza9.14.6
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist9.25.6 F, M. Webster10.83.9
F, B. Mullens12.07.3F, Nene12.66.9
C, B. Biyombo4.57.0 C, E. Okafor9.69.1

Matchup to Watch

John Wall vs. Kemba Walker: Wall, who grew up in Raleigh, is finally back from injury and putting up strong numbers of late.

Observations

• It looked all through November that the Bobcats would finish in front of the Wizards. One month does not a season make.

• If the Bobcats win either of the remaining two games against Washington, they clinch the season series. Both of Charlotte’s victories over the Wizards were in their 7-5 start.

• Ex-Bobcat Emeka Okafor has improved of late, with six double-doubles in his previous seven games.

Tap-ins

• Don’t be surprised if Okafor is moved over the summer; his large expiring contract is a valuable trade chip.

• Wizards guard Bradley Beal is one of the players the Bobcats considered for the No. 2 overall pick.

Did you know?

How important is Wall to the Wizards? They’re 5-28 without him, 14-12 with him.

Rick Bonnell

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