Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. Darren Collison: Two burners off the dribble at point guard. Who goes by whom the most could weigh heavily in this one.
• The Mavericks are the last of 29 NBA opponents the Bobcats have never beaten. Its 0-15 all-time in the series.
• Average margin of defeat in the series is 10.1 points and the Bobcats have never reached 100 points in any regular-season game against Dallas.
• The Mavericks are missing their star, Dirk Nowitzki, who is recovering from right knee surgery. Nowitzki has been incredibly durable, missing fewer than 50 of nearly 1,000 NBA starts.
Former North Carolina forward/center Brandan Wright has stabilized his NBA career in Dallas, after having little impact at Golden State.
• Its possible center Chris Kaman (calf injury) will be back in time to play against the Bobcats.
Did you know?
Which current Bobcat has an NBA championship ring? Center Brendan Haywood from Dallas 2011 title team.
Bobcats vs. Mavericks
8:30 p.m., American Airlines
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||12.9||3.0||G, D. Collison||17.0||2.0|
|G, G. Henderson||12.1||3.3||G, O. Mayo||12.0||1.0|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||5.8||5.0||F, S. Marion||11.0||9.0|
|F, B. Mullens||15.0||7.8||F, E. Brand||8.0||11.0|
|C, B. Haywood||5.1||4.6||C, B. Wright||14.0||5.0|