Charlotte Bobcats vs. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m. Monday

03/23/2014 8:49 PM

02/15/2015 10:44 AM

Bobcats vs. Rockets

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Rockets
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.7 4.2 G, P. Beverley 10.1 3.6
G, G. Henderson 14.6 4.2 G, J. Harden 24.8 4.6
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.4 5.1 F, C. Parsons 16.1 5.5
F, J. McRoberts 8.4 4.9 F, T. Jones 11.7 7
C, A. Jefferson 21.4 10.4 C, TBD

Matchup to Watch

James Harden vs. Gerald Henderson: Henderson had a big game Saturday – 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Harden had a bigger one against Cleveland – 37 points to make the Rockets 3-0 while Dwight Howard sat out with an ankle injury.


• Howard has been resting a sore ankle after having a cyst and fluid removed from the joint. He practiced Friday, but he did not play against the Cavaliers. So it’s unclear whether he’ll play versus the Bobcats.
• Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel recently compared Bobcats center Al Jefferson to Rockets coach Kevin McHale. Certainly there are similarities, as far as a multitude of post moves and ball fakes McHale had as a player. McHale tutored Jefferson when Jefferson played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.


• The Rockets have a real luxury in being able to turn to center Omer Asik when Howard is hurt. The Rockets considered trading Asik, but never found the right deal
• In the first meeting between these teams, the season-opener, Howard matched his career high with 26 rebounds.

Did you know?

Jefferson is the only player in the Eastern Conference averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season.

Rick Bonnell

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