Bobcats vs. Lakers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.0||4.1||G, K. Bryant||14.5||5.0|
|G, G. Henderson||15.0||4.6||G, J. Meeks||13.5||2.7|
|F, J. Taylor||8.5||2.4||F, W. Johnson||8.2||3.5|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.5||5.8||F, J. Hill||9.1||8.4|
|C, A. Jefferson||15.1||9.2||C, P. Gasol||14.4||9.5|
Matchup to Watch
• First-year Bobcats coach
was lead assistant with the Lakers last season. He was brought in by the quickly-deposedMike Brown
, then worked for Brown’s replacement,Mike D’Antoni.
• The Lakers played at Oklahoma City Friday night. D’Antoni has indicated he did not anticipate Bryant having to miss the second game of back-to-backs. But nobody really knows with a high-mileage player coming back from Achilles surgery.
• Strangely enough, the Lakers are only 9-8 all-time versus the Bobcats. The variety of mid-size defenders in the Bobcats’ past –Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, Derek Anderson –
were a factor in that.
• Lots of Lakers alumni on the Bobcats roster betweenJosh McRoberts
• The Lakers‘ bench leads the NBA in scoring at 47.8 points per game. Of course, that bench has been pretty depleted lately.
• Ten different Lakers led the team in scoring over the first 21 games.
• The Lakers shoot 39.7 percent from 3-point range. That’s dangerous for a Bobcats team that hasn’t guarded the arc well this season.
Did you know?
The Lakers have already played nine different starting lineups.