Bobcats vs. Grizzlies
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.3||4.3||G, M. Conley||18.1||2.7|
|G, G. Henderson||15||4.2||G, C. Lee||9.8||2.2|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||8||4.9||F, T. Prince||6.2||3.1|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.4||5.1||F, Z. Randolph||17.4||10.3|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.5||10.5||C, M. Gasol||13.0||6.4|
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. Zach Randolph: These two might not literally guard each other, but they are arguably the two best low-post scorers in the NBA, as far as moves, fakes and touch. Kindred souls in a lost art.
Observations• Marc Gasol’s return to the Grizzlies has been similar to Jefferson’s to the Bobcats. Memphis was 13-4 (entering Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers) since Gasol came back from a severe left knee sprain.
• Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts played on an Indianapolis-based AAU team that also featured Greg Oden. Conley’s father coached that team and is now an agent representing Conley and McRoberts.
Tap-ins• The Grizzlies are the only NBA team the Bobcats have not previously played this season. They meet again in Memphis on March 8.
• This is the second of back-to-back home games for the Bobcats.
Did you know?
Original Bobcat Brevin Knight is now the Grizzlies’ television analyst.