Bobcats vs. Bulls
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.8||4.2||G, K. Hinrich||9.2||2.7|
|G, G. Henderson||14.2||4.0||G, J. Butler||13.1||5.0|
|F, C. Douglas-Roberts||5.5||2.9||F, M. Dunleavy||11.2||8.2|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.6||4.8||F, C. Boozer||13.8||6.5|
|C, A. Jefferson||21.9||10.7||C, J. Noah||12.5||11.2|
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. Joakim Noah: Two of the NBA’s best centers square off in this last game of the regular season. Noah is a candidate for defensive player of the year and Jefferson is as good a low-post scorer as anyone in the league.
• Former Bobcat D.J. Augustin has resuscitated his NBA career with the Bulls after being waived by the Toronto Raptors. He has been terrific as a reserve, helping to fill the gap left by Derrick Rose after his most recent injury.
• Best indication how good Chicago’s defense is – the Bulls are 29-3 this season when scoring at least 96 points.
• Noah (5.3 assists per game) and Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (4.8) are the top-passing big men in the NBA.
• The Bobcats lost all three previous games against the Bulls this season, but the losses were by a cumulative 13 points.
Did you know?
The Bulls have been among the top-three in fewest points allowed in each of coach Tom Thibodeau’s four seasons.