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Charlotte Bobcats vs.Memphis Grizzlies, 7 p.m., Saturday

Bobcats vs. Grizzlies

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Grizzlies
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 18.3 4.3 G, M. Conley 18.1 2.7
G, G. Henderson 15 4.2 G, C. Lee 9.8 2.2
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8 4.9 F, T. Prince 6.2 3.1
F, J. McRoberts 8.4 5.1 F, Z. Randolph 17.4 10.3
C, A. Jefferson 20.5 10.5 C, M. Gasol 13.0 6.4

Matchup to Watch

Al Jefferson vs. Zach Randolph: These two might not literally guard each other, but they are arguably the two best low-post scorers in the NBA, as far as moves, fakes and touch. Kindred souls in a lost art.

Observations

• 

Marc Gasol’s

return to the Grizzlies has been similar to Jefferson’s to the Bobcats. Memphis was 13-4 (entering Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers) since Gasol came back from a severe left knee sprain.



• Grizzlies point guard

Mike Conley

and Bobcats power forward

Josh McRoberts

played on an Indianapolis-based AAU team that also featured

Greg Oden

. Conley’s father coached that team and is now an agent representing Conley and McRoberts.



Tap-ins

• The Grizzlies are the only NBA team the Bobcats have not previously played this season. They meet again in Memphis on March 8.



• This is the second of back-to-back home games for the Bobcats.



Did you know?

Original Bobcat Brevin Knight is now the Grizzlies’ television analyst.

Rick Bonnell

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