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Charlotte Bobcats vs Chicago Bulls, 7 p.m., Wednesday

Bobcats vs. Bulls

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Bulls
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.8 4.2 G, K. Hinrich 9.2 2.7
G, G. Henderson 14.2 4.0 G, J. Butler 13.1 5.0
F, C. Douglas-Roberts 5.5 2.9 F, M. Dunleavy 11.2 8.2
F, J. McRoberts 8.6 4.8 F, C. Boozer 13.8 6.5
C, A. Jefferson 21.9 10.7 C, J. Noah 12.5 11.2

Matchup to Watch

Al Jefferson vs. Joakim Noah: Two of the NBA’s best centers square off in this last game of the regular season. Noah is a candidate for defensive player of the year and Jefferson is as good a low-post scorer as anyone in the league.


• Former Bobcat

D.J. Augustin

has resuscitated his NBA career with the Bulls after being waived by the Toronto Raptors. He has been terrific as a reserve, helping to fill the gap left by

Derrick Rose

after his most recent injury.

• Best indication how good Chicago’s defense is – the Bulls are 29-3 this season when scoring at least 96 points.


• Noah (5.3 assists per game) and Bobcats power forward

Josh McRoberts

(4.8) are the top-passing big men in the NBA.

• The Bobcats lost all three previous games against the Bulls this season, but the losses were by a cumulative 13 points.

Did you know?

The Bulls have been among the top-three in fewest points allowed in each of coach Tom Thibodeau’s four seasons.

Rick Bonnell