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Game 30: Charlotte Bobcats (7-22) vs. New Orleans Hornets (6-23)

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Match-Up: Charlotte Bobcats vs. New Orleans Hornets

If the Cats are going to get there 8th win, they aren't going to get a better opportunity than tonight. The Bobcats are bad, but the Hornets are worse. Both teams will be tired, they are both coming off of losses last night and luckily tonight; someone has to win (hopefully it's the Cats). The Cats pretty much have a match-up advantage at every position so expect them to use everyone on the offensive and defensive end tonight.


  • Five of the Bobcats seven wins have come at home this year.
  • I believe this is one of the first times that the Panthers and Bobcats have played opponents from the same city in a back to back situation.
  • Interesting Stat: Nine of the players tonight played at three schools (Duke: Austin Rivers, Lance Thomas, Gerald Henderson),(Connecticut: Kemba Walker, Ben Gordon, Jeff Adrien), (Kentucky: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller).
  • Kidd-Gilchrist and Davis only lost two games at Kentucky, in the NBA they have a combined 45 losses and a combined 1-25 in the month of December.
  • Ben Gordon scored 34 points the last time the Bobcats played the Hornets and he averages 22.1 points per game against them (his best against any team).
  • The Hornets have won three straight games in Charlotte.

All Time Record: Bobcats (5) Hornets (12)

Key to Victory: Exploit all match-ups: Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, and MKG all have very favorable match-ups tonight.

Starting Line Ups

Charlotte Bobcats

PG- Kemba Walker

SG- Gerald Henderson

SF- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF- Hakim Warrick

C- Bismack Biyombo

New Orleans Hornets

PG- Greivis Vasquez

SG- Austin Rivers

SF- Lance Thomas

PF- Anthony Davis

C- Robin Lopez

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So far it looks like kemba will be able to get out and run and beat Vasquez off the dribble...collapsing the defense and hopefully leading to some easy baskets..which the Bobcats so desperately need.

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MKG is providing a matchup problem with Davis trying to guard him. He is playing well against AD when on defense as well...he just has to learn to stay out of foul trouble, which will come with experience.

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