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April 11, 2014

Charlotte Bobcats vs.Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., Saturday

Michael Carter-Williams vs. Bobcats point guards: Carter-Williams has clearly been the best rookie in this class. The Bobcats’ Kemba Walker suffered a groin injury Wednesday in Washington in the victory over the Wizards.

Bobcats vs. 76ers

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats 76ers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.8 4.2 G, M. Carter-Williams 16.7 6.1
G, G. Henderson 14.3 4 G, J. Anderson 10.3 3.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.1 5.1 F, T. Young 18.0 6.0
F, J. McRoberts 8.6 4.9 F, H. Thompson 6.1 3.2
C, A. Jefferson 21.7 10.7 C, H. Sims 7.2 5.1

Matchup to Watch

Michael Carter-Williams vs. Bobcats point guards: Carter-Williams has clearly been the best rookie in this class. The Bobcats’ Kemba Walker suffered a groin injury Wednesday in Washington in the victory over the Wizards.

Observations

• Carter-Williams leads the rookies in just about every signficant statistic: Points, rebounds, assists (6.3 per game), steals (1.88) and minutes (34.6).
• The Bobcats can struggle this season on offense, but not against the Sixers; they average 106.7 points and 46 percent shooting versus Philly.

Tap-ins

• Walker has 23 assists and one turnover this season against the 76ers.
• This is the Bobcats’ fan appreciation night. The first 10,000 fans in the building will receive T-shirts and there will be various prize giveaways.

Did you know?

Coach Steve Clifford considers free-throw attempts a key stat. The Bobcats have made more free throws against the 76ers (61) than the 76ers have attempted versus the Bobcats.

Rick Bonnell

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