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Saturday: Charlotte Bobcats at Milwaukee Bucks

Bobcats at Bucks

8:30 p.m., Bradley Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Bucks
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 16.0 3.9 G, L. Ridnour 12.8 6.1
G, G. Henderson 13.4 4.9 G, O. Mayo 17.5 4.2
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 10.6 5.6 F, C. Butler 12.8 6.1
F, J. McRoberts 9.0 4.9 F, E. Udoh 3.4 3.6
C, A. Jefferson 15.0 8.7 C, Z. Pachulia 9.1 8.4

Matchup to Watch

Gerald Henderson versus O.J. Mayo: Mayo is shooting over 50 percent from 3-point range this season, so Henderson will be a busy guy at the defensive end.


• The Bucks have suffered through a ton of early injuries, playing eight different starting lineups in their first 10 games. The intended starting five –

Brandon Knight, Mayo, Caron Butler, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders

– have yet to play a minute together.

• Bobcats coach

Steve Clifford

would like to see his team not give up so many 3s. The Bucks are fifth in the NBA in 3-point percentage at .413

• Former North Carolina big man

John Henson

comes off the bench for Milwaukee, but he’s having impact: Seven double-figure scoring games in the first 10.

• The Bucks hired former Atlanta Hawks coach

Larry Drew.

The Bucks attempted to sign Hawks guard

Jeff Teague

, after hiring Drew, but the Hawks matched the offer sheet.


• Bucks center

Zaza Pachulia

was taken by the Bobcats in the expansion draft, then immediately dealt to Milwaukee. This is Pachulia’s second stint as a Buck.

• The Bucks’ winning percentage against the Bobcats (.688) is their best against any team in the NBA.

• Bucks rookie

Nate Wolters

was slated to be the third point guard, but injuries have thrown him into games. He has one of the NBA’s better assist-to-turnover ratios at 3.85:1

Did you know?

Bobcats assistant coach Bob Weiss was an original Buck in 1968. Milwaukee selected him in the expansion draft from the Seattle Supersonics.

Rick Bonnell