Bobcats vs. 76ers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||16.6||4.1||G, Tony Wroten||17.0||6.9|
|G, G. Henderson||14.5||4.9||G, H. Thompson||4.6||2.9|
|F, J. Taylor||8.4||2.3||F, E. Turner||21.3||6.9|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.4||5.2||F, T. Young||15.8||6.9|
|C, A. Jefferson||15.8||8.4||C, S. Hawes||16.1||10.1|
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. Spencer Hawes: Hawes is having a strong early season, but a now-healthy Jefferson is posting 20-point/10-rebound games regularly. Sensational rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss this game for the Sixers with a sore knee.
• The Bobcats give up the fewest points in the paint in the NBA, at 33.667 per game.
• Sixers forward Evan Turner could be called Evan Turnover, averaging 3.6 giveaways a game.
• Sixers center Spencer Hawes is averaging a double-double in points and rebounds, plus three assists per game.
• Jeff Taylor steps up to a bigger role now with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hurt. Taylor hasnt reached double figures scoring in eight games.
• Ben Gordon has played in each of the past three games. Hes 4-of-16 from the field in that span.
• With Al Jefferson back healthy, Bismack Biyombo has been limited to 10 minutes in each of the past two games.
Did you know?
Jefferson has three consecutive double-doubles (averaging 19.3 points/12.2 rebounds). Gerald Wallace, traded in 2011, was the last Bobcat to string together three double-doubles.