Bobcats at Spurs
8:30 p.m., AT&T Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.9||3.5||G, T. Parker||20.1||3.0|
|G, G. Henderson||12.7||3.2||G, D. Green||9.3||3.2|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.9||6.0||F, K. Leonard||9.1||5.1|
|F, J. Adrien||4.2||4.3||F, T. Duncan||17.5||9.8|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.7||7.0||C, T. Splitter||10.4||5.8|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. Tony Parker: Parker is in the league MVP discussion for a second straight season. He’s as good as any point guard when it comes to driving, drawing the defense, and finding wide-open shooters.
• Last time these teams met, in Charlotte, the Spurs won by 30. San Antonio finished that game with 38 assists – most in the NBA this season – and 19 3-pointers.
• Ex-Bobcats Boris Diaw and Stephen Jackson continue to play supporting roles in San Antonio on the team with the NBA’s best winning percentage as of Tuesday (36-11, 76.6 percent).
• The Spurs are particularly formidable at home this season, going 20-2 in San Antonio.
• Bobcats power forward Hakim Warrick went from a starter entering Saturday’s game against Minnesota to not playing at all in Chicago. D-League call-up Jeff Adrien started against the Bulls and Tyrus Thomas got the backup minutes.
• Former North Carolina player Danny Green has a nice career going in San Antonio. He made a career-high seven 3-pointers this season in a game against Dallas.
Did you know?
Tim Duncan, Parker and Manu Ginobili have a chance to finish as the greatest “Big Three” in NBA history. They’ve won 449 games together. The best NBA trio of all time is Boston’s Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, with 540 victories.
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