Bobcats vs. Wizards
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.8||3.3||G, A. Price||10.8||4.0|
|G, Jeff Taylor||3.8||1.5||G, B. Beal||13.0||3.6|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||12.2||7.6||F, T. Ariza||6.0||4.0|
|F, B. Mullens||11.6||8.4||F, T. Booker||8.4||4.2|
|C, B. Haywood||8.3||8.5||C, E. Okafor||8.6||5.8|
Matchup to Watch
Bradley Beal vs. Jeff Taylor: A tremendous 3-point shooter, rookie Beal will provide a familiar challenge for Taylor, since both played last season in the SEC.
• The Wizards have struggled to a 0-5 start. Theyre missing two key pieces: Point guard John Wall (left knee injury) and big man Nene (Plantar Fasciitis).
• During the summer, the Wizards traded for center Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats first-ever draft pick.
• Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went No. 2 overall in June, just ahead of Beal.
• This is a stretch where six of seven Bobcats games are at home and several are against quite beatable opponents.
• The Wizards swept the Bobcats last season
• The Bobcats trail the Wizards in their all-time series 13-19.
Did you know?
The Bobcats have the chance tonight to win consecutive games for the first time since the end of 2010-11 season. Last back-to-back victories were at New Jersey and home against the Atlanta Hawks in April 2011.