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Preview: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m., Tuesday

Bobcats vs. Mavericks

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Mavericks
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 18.4 4.3 G, J. Calderon 11.7 2.3
G, G. Henderson 15.3 4.3 G, M. Ellis 19.5 3.3
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8.1 5.0 F, S. Marion 10.9 6.8
F, J. McRoberts 8.0 5.2 F, D. Nowitzki 21.9 6.1
C, A. Jefferson 20.0 10.6 C, S. Dalembert 6.4 6.2

Matchup to Watch

Dirk Nowitzki vs. Josh McRoberts: Nowitzki continues to be one of the NBA’s great scorers. His running, pull-up jumper is one of the hardest to defend shots in the league. The Bobcats are 1-17 all time against the Mavericks, and Nowitzki is a huge reason.


Dwight Howard Jose Calderon Monta Ellis


Darrell Armstrong

Did you know?

The Mavericks were the last of 29 NBA opponents the Bobcats beat. The Bobcats lost their first 16 meetings before winning 101-97 in Charlotte last season. That was also the only time the Bobcats reached 100 points in this series.

Rick Bonnell