Bobcats vs. Mavericks
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. Calderon||11.7||2.3|
|G, G. Henderson||15.3||4.3||G, M. Ellis||19.5||3.3|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||8.1||5.0||F, S. Marion||10.9||6.8|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.0||5.2||F, D. Nowitzki||21.9||6.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.0||10.6||C, S. Dalembert||6.4||6.2|
Matchup to Watch
Dirk Nowitzki vs. Josh McRoberts: Nowitzki continues to be one of the NBAs great scorers. His running, pull-up jumper is one of the hardest to defend shots in the league. The Bobcats are 1-17 all time against the Mavericks, and Nowitzki is a huge reason.
• The Mavericks missed out on Dwight Howard in free agency, but Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis in the backcourt have kept them in the playoff hunt out West.
• This is the second straight home game against a Southwest Division opponent, after the Bobcats lost by four Saturday to the San Antonio Spurs. The Bobcats are 0-4 against the Southwest this season.
• The Mavericks are top seven in every major offensive category: Points per game, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage and 3-point percentage.
• Gastonias Darrell Armstrong, a longtime NBA point guard, is now a Mavericks assistant coach.
Did you know?
The Mavericks were the last of 29 NBA opponents the Bobcats beat. The Bobcats lost their first 16 meetings before winning 101-97 in Charlotte last season. That was also the only time the Bobcats reached 100 points in this series.