Bobcats at Rockets
8 p.m., Toyota Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos., Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos., Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||12.6||3.4||G, P. Beverley||8.9||4.1|
|G, G. Henderson||11.3||1.4||G, J. Harden||18.7||3.1|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||6.0||4.9||F, C. Parsons||10.7||4.3|
|F, J. McRoberts||9.6||4.6||F, D. Howard||11.7||9.3|
|C, B. Biyombo||6.0||10.6||C, O. Asik||3.0||6.7|
Matchup to Watch
Dwight Howard vs. Al Jefferson and/or Bismack Biyombo: Jefferson (sprained right ankle) is questionable to play. Biyombo had some success as a rookie against Howard by bodying up on him and being physical.
• Kemba Walker scored a career-high 35 points against the Rockets (and mostly Jeremy Lin) last season. Lin has more help this time around, now playing with three-time defensive player of the year Howard.
• The Bobcats have lost eight straight games in Houston, last winning at Toyota Center in January 2006.
• Howard was the prize of free agency, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for Houston.
• Rockets coach Kevin McHale previously coached Jefferson with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
• The Rockets are looking to play centers Howard and Omer Asik together.
• The Rockets cut ex-Bobcat Reggie Williams Monday.
• This is the first of 17 games in 31 days for the Bobcats
Did you know?
Howard and Jefferson were roommates at the 2004 McDonald’s All-American game.