Bobcats vs Raptors Preview « Queen City Hoops

Bobcats vs Raptors Preview

Who: Charlotte Bobcats versus Toronto Raptors
What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game
When: 11/25/2009 at 7:00pm EST
Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena in the Queen City or on FoxSports Carolinas

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Pace
Charlotte 4-9 94.9 (28th) 98.3 (2nd) 89.0 (29th)
Toronto 7-8 113.7 (2nd) 115.4 (30th) 94.0 (14th)

Injuries:
Charlotte: Tyson Chandler – DTD;
Toronto: Marco Belinelli – DTD; Antoine Wright – DTD;


Starting Lineups

Bobcats Raptors
PG Raymond Felton Jose Calderon
SG Stephen Jackson Marco Belinelli
SF Gerald Wallace Hedo Turkoglu
PF Boris Diaw Andrea Bargnani
C Tyson Chandler (?) Chris Bosh

A matchup of polar opposites: The league's second best defense against the second best offense – and nearly the reverse at the other end. The Bobcats have allowed an opponent to score at the rate of Toronto's offensive efficiency just once this season – against Detroit on 11/11. The man most responsible for that offensive explosion: Charlie Villanueva. Tonight's opponent features a similarly talented (though even more so) big man in Chris Bosh…and another sweet shooting big in Andrea Bargnani. Can the Bobcats handle the non-traditional bigs of Toronto? We'll find out shortly.

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