Bobcats Gameday

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Utah Jazz: Saturday Gameday

December 20, 2013 

Bobcats vs. Jazz

7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Jazz
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.83.6G, T. Burke13.53.6
G, G. Henderson14.84.6G, G. Hayward16.85.3
F, J. Taylor8.32.4F, R. Jefferson9.72.9
F, J. McRoberts8.45.7F, M. Williams9.85.1
C, A. Jefferson15.69.3C, D. Favors13.79.2

Matchup to Watch

Gordon Hayward vs. Gerald Henderson: Hayward is growing into a dynamic scorer at the NBA level. Henderson is a solid wing defender.

Observations

• This is Bobcats center Al Jefferson’s first game against the Jazz, the team he played for the past two seasons.

• The Bobcats will unveil the Hornets logo they’ll use next season at halftime of this game.

• While the Jazz has struggled in general this season, the current starting lineup was 6-4 entering Friday’s game in Atlanta.

• The Jazz has already lost 61 player-games to injury this season.

Tap-ins

• The Jazz is seventh in the NBA in 3-point percentage (39.9 percent).

• The Jazz has won the last eight games against the Bobcats

•  Richard Jefferson, a 12-season veteran, has done a nice job of re-engaging his career in Utah.

Did you know?

The Jazz is on a five-game, eight-night trip east that will cover 4,684 miles.

Rick Bonnell

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