Bobcats at Rockets
8 p.m., Toyota Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.7||3.4||G, J. Lin||12.0||3.8|
|G, G. Henderson||12.7||3.3||G, J. Harden||26.0||4.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.1||6.1||F, C. Parson||14.1||5.8|
|F, J. Adrien||4.4||4.4||F, P. Patterson||10.9||4.6|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.5||6.8||C, O. Asik||10.1||11.2|
Matchup to Watch
James Harden vs. Gerald Henderson: Harden took over in the fourth quarter against the Bobcats in Charlotte, continuously getting to the foul line in a comeback victory.
• Bobcats big man Byron Mullens (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and theres a chance he might play Saturday against the Rockets.
• The Rockets are the only team in the NBA using as many young players as the Bobcats in big-minute roles.
Houstons roster includes six free agents signed in the last seven months.
• One of those free agents, point guard Jeremy Lin, is looking like an expensive mistake.
• The Rockets made the biggest trade of this NBA season, acquiring Harden from Oklahoma City, then signing him to a maximum contract.
• Its a rarity in the NBA schedule that two teams would be so rested: Neither the Rockets nor the Bobcats played Thursday or Friday. Houston is coming off a rough January full of travel that included a seven-game losing streak.
Did you know?
The Rockets have won their last four meetings with the Bobcats, and only one of those games was decided by fewer than 12 points.