It was reminiscent of what happened in Houston last season when Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a concussion. This time, he had a bruised back.• Power forward Josh McRoberts will miss his third straight game Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Al Jefferson is having lots of fun with the “Big Al’s Paint” campaign the Bobcats are using to promote his All-NBA candidacy. The bits they’re doing on the scoreboard during timeouts are a hoot.
• Magic center Nikola Vucevic was a late scratch. He reportedly had Achilles soreness and didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury.