Bobcats vs. Pacers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.6||3.4||G, G. Hill||14.6||4.4|
|G, G. Henderson||12.9||3.5||G, L. Stephenson||8.1||3.5|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.8||6.5||F, D. McGuire||0.0||2.0|
|F. H. Warrick||6.4||3.6||F, D. West||16.3||8.0|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.8||6.9||C, R. Hibbert||9.5||8.2|
Matchup to Watch
David West vs. Hakim Warrick/Jeff Adrien: West, who grew up in Raleigh, essentially carried the Pacers in a Saturday comeback against the Bobcats in Indianapolis.
• The Bobcats hoped to draft Roy Hibbert with the extra pick that became first-round bust Alexis Ajinca. The Pacers got to him first and Hibbert now is one of the East’s best centers.
• The Bobcats surprised the Pacers in the season opener with a matchup zone that they didn’t show during the preseason.
• The Pacers are the NBA’s best defensive team, allowing league-low 89.05 points per game and league-low field-goal percentage (41.3 percent).
• The Bobcats give up a league-high 103.7 points and are 26th in field-goal percentage defense (46 percent).
• The Bobcats have lost six straight when they play the second of games on back-to-back nights.
Did you know?
It defies all logic, but the Bobcats have won two of their past four on the road and lost 12 in a row at Time Warner Cable Arena. Average margin of defeat in those dozen home games: 8.25 points. Rick Bonnell