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Bobcats Gameday

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Charlotte Bobcats vs.Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., Saturday

Bobcats vs. 76ers

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats 76ers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker17.84.2G, M. Carter-Williams16.76.1
G, G. Henderson14.34G, J. Anderson10.33.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist7.15.1F, T. Young18.06.0
F, J. McRoberts8.64.9F, H. Thompson6.13.2
C, A. Jefferson21.710.7C, H. Sims7.25.1

Matchup to Watch

Michael Carter-Williams vs. Bobcats point guards: Carter-Williams has clearly been the best rookie in this class. The Bobcats’ Kemba Walker suffered a groin injury Wednesday in Washington in the victory over the Wizards.

Observations

• Carter-Williams leads the rookies in just about every signficant statistic: Points, rebounds, assists (6.3 per game), steals (1.88) and minutes (34.6).

• The Bobcats can struggle this season on offense, but not against the Sixers; they average 106.7 points and 46 percent shooting versus Philly.

Tap-ins

• Walker has 23 assists and one turnover this season against the 76ers.

• This is the Bobcats’ fan appreciation night. The first 10,000 fans in the building will receive T-shirts and there will be various prize giveaways.

Did you know?

Coach Steve Clifford considers free-throw attempts a key stat. The Bobcats have made more free throws against the 76ers (61) than the 76ers have attempted versus the Bobcats.

Rick Bonnell

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