Preview: Bobcats vs Miami Heat, Game 12 -

Preview: Bobcats vs Miami Heat, Game 12

Who: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats
What: NBA Basketball – Heat Home Game
When: 11/19/2010 at 7:30pm eastern
Where: Live at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, or on tv, SportSouth, and radio, WBCN-AM 1660

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Pace
Miami 7-4 110.8 (2) 99.3 (3) 93.4 (18)
Charlotte 4-7 102.7 (24) 105.6 (15) 91.1 (28)

Previous Meetings:
NONE

Injuries:
Miami: None
Charlotte: Dominic McGuire – Out (but practicing now)

Starting Lineups

Heat Bobcats
PG Carlos Arroyo D.J. Augustin
SG Dwyane Wade Stephen Jackson
SF LeBron James Gerald Wallace
PF Chris Bosh Boris Diaw
C Zydrunas Ilgauskas Nazr Mohammed

From the other side:
The Heat Index of the TrueHoop Network: The Heat: Breakneck or Break-you-down – not a preview piece, but an interesting discussion on the best way to utilize the skills of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. I’m in the push-it camp, for two reasons: Watching LeBron run the fast break is very impressive. And watching Dwyane Wade drive into the lane looking for contact over and over in the half-court is not.

Quick thoughts:
Good news:  The Bobcats already have 3 road wins this year, after finishing last year with only 13.  Last year’s Cats took until January 3rd to reach that many road wins (winning both games of a road back to back, in Miami and then Cleveland, to get there).  Two positives to take out of that:  This year’s Cats are doing better on the road – and they were able to beat LeBron James on the road last year.

And then, go watch this video from Skeets and Melas at the Basketball Jones all afternoon: Like a Bosh

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