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Bobcats look to rebound in Brooklyn in 2nd of back-to-back

Who: Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Bobcats

What: NBA Basketball – Nets Home Game

When: 7:30 PM ET

Where: Live at The Barclays Center

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Pace
Brooklyn 43-32 104.6 (9) 103.8 (19) 90.9 (29)
Charlotte 18-58 98.1 (28) 109.2 (30) 94.1 (14)

Previous Meetings:
2012/12/28 – 96-80 – RecapBoxscore

Injuries:
Brooklyn:
Charlotte: Byron Mullens (OUT), Ramon Sessions (OUT)

Starting Lineups

Nets Bobcats
PG Deron Williams Kemba Walker
SG Joe Johnson Gerald Henderson
SF Gerald Wallace Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF Reggie Evans Josh McRoberts
C Brook Lopez Bismack Biyombo
6th Man Keith Bogans Ben Gordon

Just a few quick notes today:

Greg: Brooklyn hasn’t had much trouble with the Bobcats this year, winning by an average of 18.5 points. The Bobcats shot under 40 percent in both of those games, so their issues were largely on offense. I’m not sure there’s a ton they can do about that: Deron Williams and Joe Johnson have the size to bully Charlotte’s guards, and if the Bobcats’ perimeter players aren’t scoring, they aren’t scoring period.

If they want to even have a shot, they’ll need to slow down Brook Lopez. Lopez, who the Bobcats tried to sign to an offer sheet before the season, is a terrific scorer. He’s gone off against Charlotte this year, averaging 21 points on 79 percent shooting (!) in two games. Just check out this shot chart:

Maybe keep him away from the basket, if possible?

1 comment to Bobcats look to rebound in Brooklyn in 2nd of back-to-back

  • Chartone

    I am so sick of seeing Dunlap leaving Walker and especially MKG on the bench for crunch time. The team sucks, let the kids play. Pargo and Gordon on the floor does zero for this team going forward.