Bobcats vs Cavaliers Preview |

Bobcats vs Cavaliers Preview

Who: Charlotte Bobcats versus Cleveland Cavaliers
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 5-9 96.8 (28th) 97.2 (1st) 89.6 (28th)
Cleveland 11-4 106.8 (13th) 102.6 (11th) 92.5 (20th)

Injuries:
Charlotte: Tyson Chandler – DTD;
Cleveland: Shaquille O'Neal – DTD;


Starting Lineups

Bobcats Cavaliers
PG Raymond Felton Mo Williams
SG Stephen Jackson Anthony Parker
SF Gerald Wallace LeBron James
PF Boris Diaw J.J. Hickson
C Tyson Chandler (?) Shaquille O'Neal (?)

The Charlotte Bobcats have had 4 games out of their last 5 where they put up an offensive efficiency of 100.0 or better (which is not good, but an improvement for them). Keeping that improvement going against the Cleveland Cavaliers will be tonight's test. Despite a solid record, the Cavs could be said to under-achieving (or at least not meeting expectations) at this point in the season. Mediocre marks in both offensive and defensive efficiency are surprising given their regular season dominance a year ago – but a “big” change was made in bringing in Shaq. The Cavs are still adjusting to life with the Big Shaqtus (and his periodic absences) and maybe that gives the Bobcats a better chance than they might other wise expect.

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