Tuesday: Charlotte Bobcats at Memphis Grizzlies

04/08/2013 7:23 PM

04/08/2013 7:32 PM

Bobcats at Grizzlies

8 p.m. Tuesday, FedExForum

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Grizzlies
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.4 3.4 G, M. Conley 14.5 2.7
G, G. Henderson 15.4 3.7 G, T. Allen 9.0 4.6
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.1 5.8 F, Z. Randolph 15.4 11.2
F, J. McRoberts 5.3 4.6 F, T. Prince 10.5 4.6
C, B. Biyombo 4.6 7.1 C, M. G Gasol 14.3 7.7

Matchup to Watch

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Tayshaun Prince: At 33, Prince might have lost a step or two. But he’s still long and athletic, and has a knack for getting to the rim. Prince gives the Grizzlies a veteran with playoff experience, and will be a tough matchup for Kidd-Gilchrist, who is 2 inches shorter than the 6-foot-9 Prince.


• Memphis has already secured a playoff spot and is playing for home-court advantage in the first round. The Grizzlies are fifth in the Western Conference, but are just a game back of third-seeded Denver.
• Grizzlies have gone 23-9 since acquiring Prince from Detroit in a three-team trade that also involved Toronto on Jan. 30.
• Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker are averaging a combined 40.3 points in 16 games since March 8, the top-scoring guard tandem in the league over that stretch, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


• The Grizzlies allow 89.7 points a game, the fewest in the NBA.
• In a loss Saturday at Brooklyn, Bismack Biyombo notched his fifth double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He also blocked five shots in 33 minutes.

Did you know?

• Walker enters the game with 156 steals, one shy of Brevin Knight’s franchise record for steals in a season. Walker is tied for fourth in the league with an average of 2.0 steals a game.

Joe Person

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