Bobcats at Cavaliers
7:30 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.8||4.1||G, K. Irving||21.1||3.6|
|G, G. Henderson||14.4||4.0||G, D. Waiters||15.6||2.8|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.3||5.2||F, L. Deng||16.3||5.9|
|F, C. Zeller||5.8||4.3||F, T. Thompson||11.8||9.3|
|C, A. Jefferson||21.6||10.4||C, S. Hawes||13.3||8.3|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. Kyrie Irving: Irving, who starred as a freshman for Duke, recently returned from a biceps injury. These are two of the better pick-and-roll point guards in the Eastern Conference.
Observations• Cavs coach Mike Brown elected to keep Dion Waiters in the starting lineup after Irving’s return. That makes for a pretty dynamic scoring backcourt.
• The Bobcats have won four in a row over the Cavs, including all three previous meetings this season.
Tap-ins• Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts sat out Friday’s home game against the Orlando Magic with a sprained left ankle. It’s unlikely he’d play against the Cavaliers.
• Cavs forward Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in June, is out with a patellar tendon strain.
Did you know?
It appears the value of the Luol Deng trade has finally kicked in for Cleveland; entering Friday night’s game in Atlanta, the Cavs had won five of six.