Bobcats vs. Rockets
2 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.4||3.4||G, J. Lin||12.2||3.9|
|G, G. Henderson||13.1||3.3||G, J. Harden||26.0||4.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.2||6.3||F, C. Parsons||14.6||6.0|
|F, H. Warrick||7.3||3.6||F, P. Patterson||11.4||4.6|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.6||6.7||C, O. Asik||10.6||11.2|
Matchup to Watch
James Harden vs. Gerald Henderson: Harden, acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder, started out spectacularly this season. But hes in a recent slump, making just a quarter of his shots from the field in this three-game road trip.
• The Rockets had a huge makeover in the offseason, acquiring Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik as free agents and then trading for Harden when he turned down a contract extension from the Thunder that was lucrative but not the max.
• Houston is in a seven-game losing streak and were drilled in Minnesota on Saturday, 92-79. Coach Kevin McHale benched some starters early in the second half.
• The Rockets have had some issues with rookie Royce White, who has anxiety due to a fear of flying.
• Past stats are somewhat negated by Houstons makeover, but the Bobcats generated just 70 points and shot 34 percent from the field when they lost to the Rockets in Charlotte last January.
• The Bobcats are trying to end a 14-game home losing streak.
Did you know?
Harden had a run of 22 consecutive games scoring 20 or more points this season .Prior to this season, hed never had more than two 20-plus games in a row.
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