Bobcats at Thunder
7 p.m., Chesapeake Energy Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.3||4.4||G, R. Westbrook||20.9||5.7|
|G, G. Henderson||14.7||4.1||G, TBD|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.7||5.1||F, K. Durant||31.6||7.7|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.3||5.1||F, S. Ibaka||15.1||8.8|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.5||10.4||C, S. Adams||3.3||4.2|
Matchup to Watch
Kevin Durant vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: MKG always says he thrives on a defensive challenge. There is no greater challenge in the NBA than trying to contain Durant, a strong candidate for league most valuable player.
Observations• The Bobcats played quite well in their previous meeting with the Thunder this season, losing by four at home in late December.
• Durant’s greatness is overcoming some pretty significant injuries. They just got back point guard Russell Westbrook and are now missing center Kendrick Perkins.
Tap-ins• The Bobcats traded for Gary Neal to add a scorer/shooter, and he delivered in his first game, scoring 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.
• Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight with a left calf injury.
Did you know?
Durant has 35 games this season with 30 or more points.