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Tuesday preview: Bobcats at Warriors

Bobcats vs. Warriors

10:30 p.m., Oracle Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Warriors
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, TDB G, S. Curry 24.8 4.5
G, G. Henderson 15.1 4.2 G, K. Thompson 18.7 3.0
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 10.7 2.1 F, H. Barnes 10.1 4.0
F, J. McRoberts 8.0 5.2 F, D. Lee 19.1 9.8
C, A. Jefferson 19.6 10.6 C, A. Bogut 8.2 10.6

Matchup to Watch

Stephen Curry vs. Bobcats point guards: Former Davidson star Curry is coming off his best scoring game of the season – 44 points in a road victory over the Utah Jazz. The Warriors haven’t played since Friday, so they’re well-rested.

Observations

• Arguably the Bobcats’ two best victories this season were home wins against the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. A caution: The Warriors are playing far better now than they were in early December when they lost in Charlotte.



• Bobcats point guard

Kemba Walker

(ankle sprain) and Warriors forward

David Lee

(shoulder and hip injuries) practiced Monday, so there’s a good chance both will play in this game.



Tap-ins

• 

Mark Jackson

is a win away from his 100th NBA coaching victory just over 21/2 seasons into his tenure with the Warriors .



• The Warriors made a trade with the Boston Celtics recently, acquiring

Jordan Crawford

to add backcourt depth. Crawford hasn’t done much yet, averaging about six points in 15 minutes per game.



Did you know?

Curry scores better against the Bobcats than against any other NBA franchise. He averages 27.9 against his hometown team, shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 53.4 percent from 3-point range.

Rick Bonnell

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