Bobcats vs. Mavericks
7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||19.0||3.0||G, D. Collison||16.2||2.4|
|G, Jeff Taylor||0.0||0.0||G, O. Mayo||21.6||3.6|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||8.0||6.7||F, J. Crowder||8.6||3.0|
|F, B. Mullens||15.3||8.3||F, B. Wright||12.2||5.0|
|C, B. Haywood||8.3||9.0||C, C. Kaman||18.0||6.0|
Matchup to Watch
O.J. Mayo versus anyone who can guard him: Mayo obliterated the Bobcats in Dallas Saturday, making seven of 10 shots from 3-point range.
• Yes, this is the team the Bobcats have never beaten – 16 straight losses to the Mavericks since the franchise’s inception in 2004.
• Average margin of defeat is 11.1 points per game.
• The 126 points the Mavericks posted on the Bobcats last week was their highest output since March 2011.
• Former North Carolina big man Brandan Wright has found a home with the Mavs; he scored in double figures in each of Dallas’ first five games.
• Note the later starting time: 7:30, not 7 p.m.
• The Mavericks are still without star Dirk Nowitzki, recovering from knee surgery.
Did you know?
Bobcats-Mavs is actually not the NBA’s longest active losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 19 straight to the Los Angeles Lakers.