Bobcats at Raptors
7 p.m., Air Canada Centre
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||16.8||4.1||G, K. Lowry||14.3||3.7|
|G, G. Henderson||14.8||4.5||G, D. DeRozan||21.4||3.8|
|F, J. Taylor||8.5||2.3||F, T. Ross||7.7||2.8|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.5||5.6||F, A. Johnson||11.8||6.8|
|C, A. Jefferson||15.5||9.2||C, J. Valanciunas||9.7||7.9|
Matchup to Watch
• The Bobcats have won six straight against the Raptors in Charlotte, but have lost three straight in Toronto.
• The Raptors come into this game fresh, having gone three days without games. The Bobcats played the Sacramento Kings at home Tuesday before flying to Canada.
• The Raptors played their best defensive game of the season in beating the Bulls in Chicago. The Bulls scored just 77 points and shot below 40 percent from the field.
• The Raptors dealing Gay looked like a classic salary dump. The best piece Toronto got from Sacramento was probably point guartdGreivis Vasquez
• The Raptors cut ex-Bobcats point guardD.J. Augustin
recently because they needed an open roster spot to make the Gay trade.
• The Raptors have a new general manager –Masai Ujiri
– who apparently wanted payroll flexibility more than Gay.
• The Raptors have won three of four since the Gay trade became public.
Did you know?
The matchup against the Raptors has been good for the Bobcats; they’re 9-3 against Toronto since the start of the 2010-11 season. That’s 12.5 percent of Bobcats’ total wins in that span. Rick Bonnell