Bobcats vs. Nuggets
9 p.m., Pepsi Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, R. Sessions||10.7||2.1||G, T. Lawson||17.8||3.4|
|G, G. Henderson||15.1||4.2||G, R. Foye||10.7||2.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||8.1||4.8||F, W. Chandler||13.7||4.8|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.1||5.2||F, K. Faried||10.0||7.7|
|C, A. Jefferson||18.9||10.5||C, J. Hickson||11.5||9.1|
Matchup to Watch
• When you play in Denver, of course, a visiting team is adapting to high altitude. The Bobcats haven’t won a road game against the Nuggets since 2007.
• There was quite a shakeup in the Nuggets’ organization after last season. Longtime coachGeorge Karl
is gone.Brian Shaw
, an assistant with the Lakers and then the Pacers, got his first shot at being an NBA head coach.
• This is the start of a tough West Coast trip. The Bobcats will also play the Lakers, Suns and Warriors.
• Former N.C. State starJ.J. Hickson
is one of the NBA’s better low-post scorers (not quiteAl Jefferson
, but accomplished). This is Hickson’s fourth team in six NBA seasons.
Did you know?
There are six total players listed on NBA rosters this season as being under 6-foot tall. The Nuggets arguably have the two best in Lawson and Nate Robinson. The others: Isaiah Thomas (Kings), John Lucas III (Jazz), Shane Larkin (Mavericks) and Phil Pressey (Celtics).