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Saturday: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Bobcats

Pistons at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Pistons
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.1 3.4 G, J. Calderon 11.2 2.5
G, G. Henderson 14.4 3.6 G, R. Stuckey 11.2 2.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8.8 5.5 F, K, Singler 8.8 3.9
F. J. McRoberts 8.0 6.2 F. J. Maxiell 6.9 5.8
C, B. Biyombo 4.3 6.8 C, G. Monroe 15.9 9.4

Matchup to Watch

Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe is one of the best low-post scorers in the Eastern Conference. Biyombo has to make sure he doesn’t get too deep in the lane on his catches, or Monroe will have a very easy night.

Observations

• A win Saturday would give the Bobcats three wins in a row for just the second time in the past two seasons.



• Pistons guard Brandon Knight has been out recently with a sprained ankle.



• Pistons point guard Jose Calderon is second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 4.39. The Clippers’ Chris Paul is slightly better at 4.4.



Tap-ins

• The Bobcats have lost center Brendan Haywood for the rest of the season with a stress reaction in his left foot.



• The Bobcats totaled 53 assists in their past two games.



Did you know?

The Bobcats have lost six straight home games to the Pistons.

Rick Bonnell

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