Bobcats Gameday: Philadelphia at Charlotte 04.03.13

04/03/2013 12:17 AM

04/04/2013 5:53 PM

76ers at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Sixers
Pos, Player Ppg  Rpg Pos, Player Ppg  Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.6 3.4 G, J. Holiday 18.4 4.3
G, G. Henderson 15.3 3.7 G, D. Wilkins 5.6 1.5
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.1 5.6 F, E. Turner 13.5 6.4
F, J. McRoberts 5.1 4.3 F, T. Young 15.1 7.6
C, B. Biyombo 4.5 7.0 C, S. Hawes 11.0 7.2

Matchup to Watch

Jrue Holiday vs. Kemba Walker: Two of the better young point guards in the Eastern Conference, both with a shoot-first approach.

Observations

• The Bobcats can’t defend effectively when they don’t protect the ball. They committed 21 turnovers and gave up 131 points in Milwaukee Monday.
• This is the first of four road games for the Sixers. The trip continues in Atlanta, Miami and Brooklyn. Any chance of catching the Bucks for the last playoff spot is contingent on this trip.
• The Bobcats had a 13-point lead Saturday in Philadelphia, but ended up losing to the Sixers by eight.

Tap-ins

Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected back after missing the Bucks game with a family matter.

• Bobcats forward Byron Mullens has misseed the last three three games with a sore ankle.

Did you know?

The Bobcats haven’t beaten the Sixers in their past six meetings, and the average margin in those games is 12.7 points.

Rick Bonnell

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