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Charlotte vs Houston Preview

Who: Charlotte Bobcats vs Houston Rockets
What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game
When: 01/12/2010 at 7pm EST
Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena in the Queen City or on the radio, WFNZ-AM 610

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Charlotte 16-19 100.6 (26) 100.0 (1) 91.7 (27)
Houston 21-16 105.9 (15) 105.0 (12) 94.1 (12)

Previous Meetings:

Charlotte: Tyson Chandler – OUT;
Houston: Tracy McGrady – OUT (Pouting)

Starting Lineups

Bobcats Rockets
PG Raymond Felton Aaron Brooks
SG Stephen Jackson Trevor Ariza
SF Gerald Wallace Shane Battier
PF Boris Diaw Luis Scola
C Nazr Mohammed Chuck Hayes

Tonight will be a good chance for the Bobcats to go with one of their most successful looks – small. With Boris Diaw manning the pivot, the Bobcats have a net efficiency of +11.1 in nearly 300 minutes of action. Overall the Bobcats are at just +0.6 so it is a very dramatic jump. With Chuck Hayes, Carl Landry, and Luis Scola in the post for the Rockets, the Bobcats will be able to put their best players on the court: Boris Diaw, Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, Raymond Felton, and whoever is hot between D.J. Augustin and Ronald Murray. Should be a good one – the Cats need a good start to this home: 6 straight at home, but some tough teams: Memphis already came to town, now Houston, followed by San Antonio and then Phoenix. Can the Bobcats keep up their hot home start? We shall see.

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