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Season Opener Official Game Thread


Tip:  8:00 pm Eastern

Location:  Houston Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV:  Fox SportSouth 
Radio:  WFNZ 610 am the FAN Charlotte
Other:  Online Radio stream via Bobcats.com & official game chat at Bobcats.com
Official Bobcats.com preview http://www.nba.com/bobcats/news/preview-keys-beat-rockets





Last Year:  Houston won both games, 109-95 and 100-94.  
Series Trends:  Houston has won 13 of last 15 and 8 straight at home (nba.com)
Next Match up:  March 24, 2014

Vegas:  Houston: -13



Charlotte Hornets  

PG:  Kemba Walker
SG:  Gerald Henderson
SF:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF:  Cody Zeller**
  C:  Al Jefferson

Reserves:  Roman Sessions, Ben Gordon, Jeffery Taylor, Josh McRoberts, Bismack Biyombo, Anthony Tolliver, Jannero Pargo, James Southerland, Jeff Adrien

IMO:  Expect Southerland to be inactive, toss-up between Adiren and Tolliver

Out:  Haywood 

Houston Rockets


PG:  Patrick Beverley 
SG:  James Harden

SF:  Chandler Parsons

PF:  Dwight Howard
C  :  Omer Asik


Reserves:  Jeremy Lin, Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi, Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones


I hope I didn't step on anyone's toes by starting the first game thread...but I had a few minutes to put it together so I thought I would. 

Here's to Jefferson playing without ankle concerns and hopefully a Horncats win!

**NOTE:  Most media outlets outside of Charlotte list Zeller as the starter not McRoberts, while the Observer is projecting McRoberts to the starter.  Regardless, look for Bismack and whoever doesn't start between McBob and Cody to get plenty of minutes against a physical tandem of Osik and Howard.  Also, Jefferson stated earlier in the week he think he will go though the team lists him as questionable.  

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Here is to a healthy and hopefully competitive Bobcats team this year!  I hope our young guys continue to improve.

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