Bobcats Gameday

Saturday: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Bobcats

rbonnell@charlotteobserver.comMarch 22, 2013 

Pistons at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

BobcatsPistons
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.13.4 G, J. Calderon11.22.5
G, G. Henderson14.43.6 G, R. Stuckey11.22.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist8.85.5 F, K, Singler8.83.9
F. J. McRoberts8.06.2F. J. Maxiell6.95.8
C, B. Biyombo4.36.8 C, G. Monroe15.99.4

Matchup to Watch

Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe is one of the best low-post scorers in the Eastern Conference. Biyombo has to make sure he doesn’t get too deep in the lane on his catches, or Monroe will have a very easy night.

Observations

• A win Saturday would give the Bobcats three wins in a row for just the second time in the past two seasons.

• Pistons guard Brandon Knight has been out recently with a sprained ankle.

• Pistons point guard Jose Calderon is second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 4.39. The Clippers’ Chris Paul is slightly better at 4.4.

Tap-ins

• The Bobcats have lost center Brendan Haywood for the rest of the season with a stress reaction in his left foot.

• The Bobcats totaled 53 assists in their past two games.

Did you know?

The Bobcats have lost six straight home games to the Pistons.

Rick Bonnell

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