Bobcats vs. Cavaliers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
Pos, Player; Ppg;Rpg; Pos, Player; Ppg;Rpg
G, K. Walker; 12.0;2.0; G, K. Irving; 15.0;7.0
G, G. Henderson; 11.0;2.0; G, D. Waiters; 11.0;1.0
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist; 7.0;8.0; F, E. Clark; 9.0;8.0
F, J. McRoberts; 15.0;4.0; F, T. Thompson; 18.0;9.0
C, A. Jefferson; 13.08.0; C, A. Varejao; 11.0;8.0
Matchup to Watch
Kyrie Irving vs. Kemba Walker: Former Duke star Irving is arguably the best young point guard in the NBA. Walker will be challenged defensively to contain his penetration..
Observations• Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett, the No.1 overall pick in the draft, struggled to guard without fouling during the preseason. He committed four fouls in seven minutes against the Bobcats.
• The Cavaliers signed free-agent center Andrew Bynum during the summer. Bynum played in Cleveland’s opener after missing last season in Philadelphia with a knee injury.
• This is the second of three games in four nights for the Bobcats, who will play 17 games in the season’s first 31 days.
Tap-ins• Houston crushed the Bobcats in rebounding Wednesday, 54 to 37.
• Cavaliers big man Tyler Zeller, older brother of Bobcats rookie Cody and a former Tar Heel, played four minutes against the Nets after an appendectomy.
• The Bobcats will give away T-shirts to the first 12,000 fans through the doors.
Did you know?
With Bennett going first in June and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins such a promising prospect, Canadians could be the top picks in consecutive NBA drafts.