Bobcats at Nets
7:30 p.m., Barclays Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.6||3.2||G, D. Williams||16.6||3.1|
|G, G. Hendererson||13.7||3.9||G, J. Johnson||17.0||3.1|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.8||6.3||F, K. Bogans||3.1||1.2|
|F. H. Warrick||4.9||2.6||F, G. Wallace||11.3||5.7|
|C, B. Biyombo||5.0||6.7||C, B. Lopez||17.4||7.0|
Matchup to Watch
Deron Williams vs. Kemba Walker: Assuming Williams plays (he sat out the road loss in Milwaukee), hes been a big problem for the Bobcats of late. He scored in the 50s in Charlotte last season and excels at dribble-penetration.
• Thursday morning the Nets fired coach Avery Johnson, after the Nets lost their 10th game in 13 tries. Quite a fall from grace after Johnson was named Eastern Conference coach of the month for November.
• Nets lead assistant P.J. Carlesimo will reportedly serve as interim coach.
• There was lots of dissatisfaction from Nets players. Williams indicated he didnt like the offensive system and ex-Bobcat Gerald Wallace talked extensively after the Milwaukee loss about how the Nets were underachieving.
• Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon, out the last three games wih a sore knee, practiced in five-on-five scrimmages at practice Thursday.
• Johnson was playing Wallace at power forward; no telling whether Carlesimo will move him back to small forward.
Did you know?
In his first start as a Bobcat, Hakim Warrick finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. Had he grabbed one more board, it would have been his first double-double since April of 2011. Rick Bonnell