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Preview: Bobcats vs Jazz, Game 10

Who: Charlotte Bobcats vs Utah Jazz
What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game
When: 11/13/2010 at 7pm eastern
Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena, or on the tv, SportSouth, and the radio, WFNZ-AM 610

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Charlotte 3-6 101.1 (25) 104.8 (13) 90.3 (30)
Utah 6-3 104.9 (16) 103.8 (9) 94.6 (16)

Previous Meetings:

Charlotte: Kwame Brown and Dominic McGuire – OUT
Utah: Mehmet Okur – OUT

Starting Lineups

Bobcats Jazz
PG D.J. Augustin Deron Williams
SG Stephen Jackson Raja Bell
SF Gerald Wallace Andrei Kirilenko
PF Boris Diaw Paul Millsap
C Nazr Mohammed Al Jefferson

From the other side:
From Salt City Hoops – no preview, but here’s a piece where the NBA and comic book characters are discussed in detail – a must link for me: Take it to the Court: A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

Quick thoughts:
The Jazz are 6-3…and could easily have been 3-6, without their improbable 3-peat of double digit comebacks. But coming into the season, this was expected to be the kind of team that was 6-3, so it works out – no reasonable way for the Bobcats to think this might be an easy game.

When you play the Bobcats have, no game is any game – overcoming a double digit deficit in turnovers is not a common thing in the NBA, though the Bobcats did manage it last night against the Wizards.  Do you know why?  Because the Wizards are a poor offensive team themselves, and put up just 24 points off those 24 possessions.  Not exactly taking advantage of opportunities given.  While the Jazz are not quite the offensive force they typically represent, their middle of the pack offensive efficiency is still streets ahead of what the Wizards have managed thus far, and so generosity will be received far differently tonight, I imagine.  Simply put:  The Cats need to take better care of the ball tonight to have a chance to win.  The Jazz have yet to lose a game this season where they won the turnover battle.