Bobcats vs. Pacers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||12.9||3.0||G, G. Hill||8.0||2.0|
|G, G. Henderson||12.1||3.3||G, P. George||14.0||15.0|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||5.8||5.0||G. Green||6.0||2.0|
|F, B. Mullens||15.0||7.8||F, D. West||25.0||2.0|
|C, B. Haywood||5.1||4.6||C, R. Hibbert||14.||9.0|
Matchup to Watch
Byron Mullens vs. David West: West is coming off a 25-point night in Toronto, so Mullens will have his hands full containing West’s scoring touch in the paint.
• Ex-Bobcat D.J. Augustin is now the Pacers’ backup point guard. The Bobcats renounced a qualifying offer to Augustin over the summer after coming to terms with Ramon Sessions.
• The Pacers have won the last 10 meetings with the Bobcats.
Augustin led the Pacers in minutes (29 per game) and assists (5.4) in the preseason.
• This is the Bobcats’ first regular-season game under new coach Mike Dunlap.
• The Bobcats enter the season on a 23-game losing streak. The NBA record is 26, held by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Two new Bobcats – Haywood and Kidd-Gilchrist – get starts tonight.
• This is the first of back-to-back games, with the Bobcats traveling to Dallas to play the Mavericks Saturday..
Did you know?
Tyler and Ben Hansbrough are the third set of brothers to play for the Pacers. But this is the first time brothers have played for the Pacers simultaneously.