Bobcats at Pelicans
8 p.m., New Orleans Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|G||K. Walker||12.0||2.0||G||J. Holiday||24.0||7.0|
|G||G. Henderson||11.0||2.0||G||E. Gordon||25.0||3.0|
|F||M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.0||8.0||F||A. Farouq-Aminu||1.0||4.0|
|F||J. McRoberts||15.0||4.0||F||A. Davis||20.0||12.0|
Matchup to Watch
Anthony Davis vs. Josh McRoberts: Davis is the guy the Bobcats would have chosen had they picked No. 1 after that 7-59 season. Already an elite shot-blocker/rebounder, Davis’ offensive skills are expanding quickly.
Observations• New addition Tyreke Evans gives the Pelicans depth and bench scoring at both small forward and point guard.
• Charlottean Anthony Morrow signed with New Orleans this off-season.
• The trade for point guard Jrue Holiday and shooting guard Eric Gordon’s return to health will eat into the development of former Duke star Austin Rivers.
• Owner Tom Benson’s decision to switch nicknames to Pelicans opened the way for the Bobcats to become the Hornets next season.
Tap-ins• Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is a great stretch-forward, the sort of long-range shooter the Bobcats need.
• Davis shot 56 percent from the field in the preseason.
• The Bobcats are 2-7 all-time in New Orleans.
Did you know?
Davis and Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchristwere the first college teammates (Kentucky) to go 1-2 in an NBA draft.