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March 7, 2014

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m., Saturday

Charlotte Bobcats at Memphis Grizzlies: Pay attention to the matchup between Al Jefferson and Marc Gasol. The Grizzlies went to great lengths in the first meeting to take Jefferson out of the game.

Bobcats at Grizzlies

8 p.m., FedEx Forum

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Grizzlies
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.9 4.3 G, M. Conley 17.3 2.7
G, C. Douglas-Roberts 4.8 1.8 G, C. Lee 10.0 2.3
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.5 5.0 F, T, Prince 10.7 3.9
F, J. McRoberts 8.3 5.0 F, Z. Randolph 17.3 10.3
C, A. Jefferson 21.2 10.4 C, M. Gasol 13.6 6.5

Matchup to Watch

Al Jefferson vs. Marc Gasol: The Grizzlies went to great lengths in the first meeting between these teams to take Jefferson out of the game. Jefferson scored six points on 2-of-13 shooting, but the Bobcats won.

Observations

• The Grizzlies have been highly efficient offensively since the All-Star break, averaging 102.3 points on 49 percent shooting from the field.
• This game includes two of the best low-post scorers in the NBA in Jefferson and Memphis’ Zach Randolph.

Tap-ins

• This game completes the Bobcats’ road games agaisnt the Western Conference. They are 10-14 overall this season against the West.
• The Bobcats will again be without shooting guard Gerald Henderson, out with a right calf strain.

Did you know?

The Grizzlies were named the best franchise among the four major leagues by ESPN, the magazine.

Rick Bonnell

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