Bobcats Gameday

Friday: Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats

rbonnell@charlotteobserver.comApril 4, 2013 

Heat at Bobcats

8 p.m. Friday, Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth, ESPN. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.63.5 G, N. Cole5.11.4
G, G. Henderson15.43.7 G, M. Miller3.72.3
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist9.05.6 F, R. Lewis3.81.8
F, J. McRoberts8.26.8F, U. Haslem3.75.3
C, B. Biyombo4.57.0 C, C. Bosh16.76.7

Matchup to Watch

Chris Bosh vs. Bismack Biyombo: With all the Heat’s other stars “injured,” Bosh will draw a ton of defensive attention from the Bobcats.


• LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen are all expected to sit this one out. So ESPN’s decision to nationally televise this game might have been a bit premature.

• Once the Heat’s chase of a record winning streak ended in Chicago, Miami started shutting people down to get them healthy for the playoff run.

• The Bobcats have won five of their past six home games, starting with an upset of the Boston Celtics on March 12.


Byron Mullens (sore ankle) and Jeff Taylor (sore plantar fascia) both missed Wednesday’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bobcats didn’t practice Thursday.

• Josh McRoberts had a career-high 16 rebounds in the 76ers game.

Did you know?

The Bobcats are 5-7 in games power forward McRoberts has started.

Rick Bonnell

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