Bobcats Gameday

Charlotte Bobcats Gameday

January 6, 2014 

Bobcats vs. Wizards

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Wizards
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker18.44.3G, J. Wall19.74.2
G, G. Henderson15.04.3G, B. Beal17.53.9
F, C. Douglas-Roberts5.42.6F, T. Ariza14.45.6
F, J. McRoberts7.95.6F, T. Booker6.97
C, A. Jefferson17.410.1C, M. Gortat12.48.4

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.

Observations

• 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.

Tap-ins

• 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.

Rick Bonnell

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