Bobcats at Cavs
7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.8||3.4||G, K. Irving||23.7||3.6|
|G, G. Henderson||12.5||3.2||G, D. Waiters||14.3||2.4|
|F, J. Taylor||6.4||2.1||F, A. Gee||10.5||4.1|
|F, J. Adrien||4.4||4.4||F. T. Thompson||11.1||9.3|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.8||6.9||C, T. Zeller||8.1||6.1|
Matchup to Watch
Kyrie Irving vs. Kemba Walker: Despite playing just a dozen or so games in his freshman season at Duke due to injury, Irving was clearly the right choice with the No. 1 pick two years ago. Walker has stepped up significantly in his second pro season.
A season-ending injury to Anderson Varejao pushed former North Carolina player Tyler Zeller into Clevelands starting lineup as a rookie.
• Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson has been on a roll of late, averaging 18 points in his last five games. Thompson is one of a growing number of impactful Canadian players.
• The Cavs made a trade recently with Memphis, absorbing payroll in return for a future first-round pick. They also added power forward Marreese Speights.
• The Bobcats record in Cleveland is pretty bad 1-13 all-time
• Irving has three or more steals in eight of his last 14 games
Did you know?
The Bobcats only victory in Cleveland Jan. 3, 2010 was part of a run of eight wins in nine games that thrust the franchise into its only playoff appearance so far.
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