Bobcats at Heat
7:30 p.m. Monday, American Airlines Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.8||3.6||G, M. Chalmers||7.8||2.3|
|G, G. Henderson||12.5||3.2||G,D. Wade||20.7||4.6|
|F, TBD||F, L. James||26.5||8.3|
|F, J. Adrien||4.4||4.4||F, U. Haslem||3.6||7.4|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.6||6.9||C, C. Bosh||17.2||7.4|
Matchup to Watch
LeBron James vs. Jeff Taylor/Gerald Henderson: Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a concussion in Houston in a collision with Taylor, eliminating the most logical option to guard NBA most valuable player James.
• James has improved his output this season in rebounds, assists, field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. Remarkable someone so accomplished keeps improving.
• The Heat made a savvy free-agent move when they signed long-range shooter Ray Allen as a free agent.
• Former Duke star Shane Battier leads the Heat in charges taken with 13, more than twice as many as any other Miami player.
• Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo has his hands full tonight against Chris Bosh, but Biz has been on a roll of late with 10 games of at least two blocks in his past 14. He had four blocks against the Rockets.
• Heat star Dwyane Wade was suspended for a game following the last Miami-Charlotte game. The league disciplined him for kicking at Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions groin during a stoppage of play.
Did you know?
James has a string of 463 consecutive games scoring in double figures. Thats the sixth-longest such streak in NBA history, but hed have a long way to go to be No. 1. Thats Bobcats owner Michael Jordan who scored 10 or more points 866 consecutive times between 1986 and 2001.