Bobcats vs. Raptors
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||3.9||G, J. Calderon||10.9||2.1|
|G, Jeff Taylor||4.5||2.0||G, D. DeRozan||19.0||5.3|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||11.3||7.0||F, D. McGuire||3.0||2.0|
|F, B. Mullens||12.1||9.0||F, A. Bargnani||16.2||4.4|
|C, B. Haywood||7.4||7.6||C, C. Valanciunas||7.6||5.1|
Matchup to Watch
Jose Calderon vs. Kemba Walker: Walker is obviously having a breakout season so far after being up-and-down as a rookie. Calderon has been tremendous early for the Raptors, with an 18-assist game against Orlando and a triple-double against Indiana.
• Toronto rookie Jonas Valanciunas was voted International player most likely to have a breakout season, in a poll of NBA general managers.
• Toronto coach Dwane Casey is a stickler for strong defense. The Raptors are in the upper half of the league in virtually every defensive category.
• Two ex-Bobcats Dominic McGuire and Alan Anderson now play for the Raptors. McGuire starts. Anderson is out with a foot injury
• The Bobcats have actually won six of their last seven meetings with the Raptors.
• The Bobcats have been good this season at minimizing turnovers, but the Raptors have been great second in the league at 13.5 per game.
Did you know?
Bad as the Bobcats were last season at 7-59, they did win one Eastern Conference series 2-1 over the Raptors.