Charlotte Hornets

March 18, 2014

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Kemba Walker vs. Deron Williams: Williams has had some huge scoring games in the past against the Bobcats. He’s been off his usual All-Star form this season, but still is big and dangerous at his position.

Bobcats at Nets

7:30 p.m., Barclays Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Nets
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.7 4.2 G, D. Williams 14.0 2.5
G, G. Henderson 14.5 4.1 G, S. Livingston 7.8 3.1
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.5 5.0 F, J. Johnson 15.0 3.2
F, J. McRoberts 8.5 4.9 F, P. Pierce 13.5 4.8
C, A. Jefferson 21.4 10.4 C, M. Plumlee 6.3 3.6

Matchup to Watch

Kemba Walker vs. Deron Williams: Williams has had some huge scoring games in the past against the Bobcats. He’s been off his usual All-Star form this season, but still is big and dangerous at his position.

Observations

•  Mason Plumlee has been starting at center while Kevin Garnett recovers from back spasms.
• The Nets clobbered the Bobcats in Brooklyn in the last game before All-Star break. That was the night coach Steve Clifford told his players their playing time would more directly reflect their performance.

Tap-ins

• This is the last road game before a three-game homestand full of challenging opponents – Portland, Houston and Brooklyn.
• The Nets are 29th among 30 NBA teams in rebounding.

Did you know?

The Nets went old to chase a title and that mileage is reflected in injuries – they’ve already lost 130 player-games this season.

Rick Bonnell

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