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Charlotte Bobcats vs.Philadelphia 76ers

Bobcats vs. Sixers

7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats 76ers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker18.64.3G, M. Carter-Williams17.55.8
G, G. Henderson15.74.3G, J. Anderson103.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist9.15.3F, T. Young17.86.6
F, J. McRoberts7.75.4F, E. Turner18.96.3
C, A. Jefferson16.810C, S. Hawes14.38.6

Matchup to Watch

Michael Carter-Williams vs. Kemba Walker: Carter-Williams is the early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year. At 6-foot-6 he’s among the league’s biggest point guards, capable of assembling a triple-double.

Observations

• The Sixers have cooled off some since their surprisingly fast start. They’ve lost their past four games, to Minnesota, Cleveland, Detroit and New York.

•  Evan Turner is putting up big numbers the season before he hits free agency. The 76ers didn’t lock him up to an extension last summer.

Tap-ins

• The Sixers have won five straight against the Bobcats in Philadelphia.

• The Sixers commit an NBA-high 17.3 turnovers per game.

Did you know?

If Carter-Williams maintains his current averages, he’ll join Magic Johnson as the only rookies to average at least 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Rick Bonnell

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