Saturday: Charlotte Bobcats at Brooklyn Nets
04/05/2013 11:31 PM
04/05/2013 11:43 PM
Bobcats at Nets
7:30 p.m., Barclays Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.6||3.5||G, D. Williams||18.5||3.1|
|G, G. Henderson||15.4||3.7||G, J. Johnson||16.3||3.1|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.0||5.6||F, G. Wallace||8.1||4.9|
|F, J. McRoberts||5.2||4.5||F, R. Evans||4.3||10.7|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.5||7.0||C, B. Lopez||19.2||6.9|
Matchup to Watch
Bismack Biyombo vs. Brook Lopez: Biyombo has a growing reputation as a pick-and-roll defender. Lopez is a crafty scorer both inside and outside the lane.
Observations• Kris Humphries is a very expensive reserve for the Nets. The Bobcats pursued Humphries in free-agency, then tried to trade for him in February.
• P.J. Carlesimo has done a good job as interim coach, replacing the fired Avery Johnson. He should get every consideration for staying on beyond this season.
• The Nets have clinched their first playoff appearance since the 2006-07 season.
Tap-ins• The Nets are third in the NBA in total rebounding percentage, grabbing nearly 54 percent of all misses.
• This is the first of three straight road games before the Bobcats close out the season with three at home.
Did you know?
The Bobcats’ loss in Brooklyn Dec. 28 started a month of home victories for the Nets.
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