Nuggets at Bobcats
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, K. Walker||17.4||3.4||G, T. Lawson||16.0||2.7|
|G, G. Henderson||13.1||3.7||G, A. Iguodala||13.2||5.5|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.1||5.7||F, D. Gallinari||17.3||5.5|
|F. B. Mullens||13.0||8.0||F. K. Faried||12.2||9.8|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.4||7.2||C, K. Koufos||8.0||6.5|
Matchup to Watch
Byron Mullens vs. Kenneth Faried: Mullens has discovered this season just what a good rebounder he can be. Faried is one of the NBA’s best, both in athletic ability and persistence retrieving the ball.
• Former Tar Heel Ty Lawson is one of the NBA’s quickest point guards. He’s scored 20 or more in 11 of his last 17 games.
• Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap coached on the Nuggets staff. Now one of Dunlap’s former players at Denver-based Metropolitan State, Patrick Mutombo, is on George Karl’s staff.
• The Nuggets have a very advantageous schedule the rest of the way; Saturday night will be their 31st of 41 road games.
• This is the Bobcats’ last home game before embarking on a four-game West Coast trip.
• The Nuggets thumped the Bobcats in Denver just before Christmas, winning 110-88. That’s the game when Byron Mullens sprained his left ankle severely.
Did you know?
The Nuggets flew cross-country to play just two games – at Washington on Friday and at Charlotte on Saturday.