Charlotte Bobcats vs. Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m., Saturday
01/31/2014 10:52 PM
02/01/2014 3:13 AM
Bobcats at Suns
9 p.m., U.S. Airways Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, R. Sessions||10.8||2.1||G, G. Dragic||19.7||3.4|
|G, G. Henderson||15.1||4.3||G, G. Green||14.1||3.0|
|F, C. Douglas-Roberts||8.1||4.8||F, P. Tucker||9.3||6.1|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.0||5.2||F, C. Frye||12.3||3.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||19.3||10.5||C, M. Plumlee||9.7||8.1|
Matchup to Watch
Goran Dragic vs. Ramon Sessions: Dragic might be the NBA’s most improved player. He’s blown up with the Suns’ other point guard, Eric Bledsoe, out with a knee injury.
Observations• The Suns are having a stunningly successful season, considering they are in a rebuild. They’re coming off a road victory over the Indiana Pacers, the best defensive team in the NBA. They’re second in the Pacific Division, over a stacked Golden State team. If this continues, Jeff Hornacek figures to win coach of the year in his first season on the job.
• The Suns won the first game this season in Charlotte, so they can sweep the series for the seventh time in 10 seasons.
Tap-ins• Miles Plumlee from Duke jumped into major minutes for the Suns after Marcin Gortat was traded to Washington. He’s held up well to advanced expectations.
• Ex-Bobcat Emeka Okafor came to the Suns in the Gortat trade, but has not played at all this season because of a neck injury.
Did you know?
The Suns average 9.4 threes made per game, second-most in the NBA. That’s bad news for a Bobcats team vulnerable at the 3-point line.
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