Bobcats Gameday

Charlotte Bobcats vs.Oklahoma City Thunder, 7 p.m., Sunday

March 1, 2014 

Bobcats at Thunder

7 p.m., Chesapeake Energy Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Thunder
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker18.34.4G, R. Westbrook20.95.7
G, G. Henderson14.74.1G, TBD
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist7.75.1F, K. Durant31.67.7
F, J. McRoberts8.35.1F, S. Ibaka15.18.8
C, A. Jefferson20.510.4C, S. Adams3.34.2

Matchup to Watch

Kevin Durant vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: MKG always says he thrives on a defensive challenge. There is no greater challenge in the NBA than trying to contain Durant, a strong candidate for league most valuable player.

Observations

• The Bobcats played quite well in their previous meeting with the Thunder this season, losing by four at home in late December.

• Durant’s greatness is overcoming some pretty significant injuries. They just got back point guard Russell Westbrook and are now missing center Kendrick Perkins.

Tap-ins

• The Bobcats traded for Gary Neal to add a scorer/shooter, and he delivered in his first game, scoring 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

• Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight with a left calf injury.

Did you know?

Durant has 35 games this season with 30 or more points.

Rick Bonnell

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