Charlotte Bobcats vs.New Orleans Pelicans, 7 p.m., Saturday

02/20/2014 11:46 PM

02/21/2014 12:11 AM

Bobcats vs. Pelicans

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Pelicans
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 18.3 4.3 G, B. Roberts 8.4 1.9
G, G. Henderson 15.0 4.2 G, E. Gordon 16.0 2.7
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8.0 2.9 F, A. Aminu 7.3 6.7
F, J. McRoberts 7.7 4.9 F, A. Davis 20.4 10.1
C, A. Jefferson 20.4 10.5 C, A. Ajinca 4.3 4.2

Matchup to Watch

Anthony Davis vs. Josh McRoberts: As expected, Davis is a 20-10 guy on a nightly basis. Davis clobbered the Bobcats in the second game of the season in New Orleans.

Observations

• The Bobcats are in a challenging stretch of four games in five nights. They were off Thursday after back-to-back victories over the Detroit Pistons.
• Ex-Bobcat Alexis Ajinca is back in the NBA and starting for the Pelicans. He never accomplished anything in Charlotte after the Bobcats acquired an extra first-round pick in the 2008 draft to choose him.

Tap-ins

• Point guard Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans’ big offseason acquisition, is out with a stress fracture.
•  Ryan Anderson, so good at stretching defenses at the power forward spot, is out with a herniated disc.

Did you know?

The Bobcats are three wins away from matching the victory total for the past two seasons combined (28).

Rick Bonnell

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