Bobcats vs. Wizards
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.4||4.3||G, J. Wall||19.7||4.2|
|G, G. Henderson||15.0||4.3||G, B. Beal||17.5||3.9|
|F, C. Douglas-Roberts||5.4||2.6||F, T. Ariza||14.4||5.6|
|F, J. McRoberts||7.9||5.6||F, T. Booker||6.9||7|
|C, A. Jefferson||17.4||10.1||C, M. Gortat||12.4||8.4|
Matchup to Watch
John Wall vs. Kemba Walker: Wall, who grew up in Raleigh, is playing like an All-Star. Beyond his 19.7 scoring average, he’s third in the NBA in assists at 8.8.
• The Wizards dealt former Bobcat Emeka Okafor to the Phoenix Suns to acquire another big man, Marcin Gortat. Okafor is rehabbing a neck injury and the Wizards felt they needed immediate help.
• The Wizards are shooting 38 percent from 3-point range. Shooting guard Bradley Beal is making 45 percent from the arc.
• Bobcats coach Steve Clifford went with Chris Douglas-Roberts as the starter at small forward in Sacramento after he played well in the loss at Portland.
• Walker broke a string of 22 consecutive games scoring in double figures in the Portland game.
• Martell Webster has upgraded Washington’s bench considerably.
• The Wizards aren’t getting much from first-round picks Otto Porter and Jan Vesely.
• The Wizards have been bringing Nene off the bench
Did you know?
The Bobcats have yet to win a game within the Southeast Division this season. They are 0-2 versus Miami, 0-2 versus Atlanta and 0-1 versus Orlando. This is the first of four games versus the Wizards.