Charlotte Bobcats vs.Los Angeles Clippers

01/21/2014 5:34 PM

01/21/2014 5:35 PM

Bobcats vs. Clippers

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Clippers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, R. Sessions 10.7 2.1 G, D. Collison 9.6 2.4
G, G. Henderson 15.4 4.1 G, J. Redick 16.2 2.3
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8.3 5.0 F, J. Dudley 8.7 2.2
F, J. McRoberts 8.0 5.2 F, B. Griffin 22.5 10.2
C, A. Jefferson 18.2 10.4 C, D. Jordan 9.5 13.5

Matchup to Watch

Blake Griffin vs. Josh McRoberts: Griffin’s spectacular dunks have embarrassed many a power forward. McRoberts might need some help tonight containing him in the post.

Observations

• What would have been a premier matchup at point guard – Chris Paul vs. Kemba Walker – has been derailed by injuries to both guys. Paul has a separated shoulder, Walker a sprained ankle.
• The Clippers ae full of ex-Bobcats (Jared Dudley, Byron Mullens and Ryan Hollins) and other local connections (J.J. Redick, Antawn Jamison and Reggie Bullock) .

Tap-ins

• The Bobcats haven’t beaten the Clippers since March of 2010.
• Former Duke star Redick was the Clippers’ primary off-season acquisition, and despite injury, he’s had some big nights already. He scored 33 against the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 15.

Did you know?

The Clippers, Lakers and NHL Kings have to clear out of the Staples Center this time of year to make way for the Grammies. The Clippers will travel over 11,000 miles in their current 7-game trip.

Rick Bonnell

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