Bobcats vs. Clippers
7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||ppg||rpg||Pos, Player||ppg||rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.7||3.4||G, C. Paul||16.1||3.5|
|G, J. Taylor||7.8||2.4||G, W. Green||6||1.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||11||6.3||F, C. Butler||9.9||2.5|
|F, B. Mullens||11.9||7.7||F, B. Griffin||18||9.1|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.2||6.2||C, D. Jordan||9.9||6.8|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. Chris Paul: First Stephen Curry, now Chris Paul. Two games in a row Walker goes up against an elite NBA point guard with strong North Carolina ties.
• The Clippers have one of the NBAs better benches, built around Jamal Crawford. They recently played exclusively reserves in the fourth quarter against Phoenix, extending a two-point lead into an 18-point victory.
• The Clippers lead the NBA in steals per game at 11.
• The Clippers had a late night getting into Charlotte. Their Tuesday game in Chicago tipped off at 9:30 p.m.
• It took a long time, but the Clippers finally have built a real fan base in Los Angeles; theyre on a streak of 62 consecutive sellouts at Staples Center.
• Hardly any pair of NBA teammates dunk more than the Clippers DeAndre Jordan (41 entering Tuesday) and Blake Griffin (42).
• Note the 7:30 tip-off time, which is a half-hour later than normal for a Bobcats home game. The same will be true for Saturdays game against the Orlando Magic.
Did you know?
• Entering this week, the Bobcats Ramon Sessions was second in the NBA in 20-point games as a reserve at five. Crawford topped him with 10.