Preview: Bobcats vs Pacers, Game 22 -

Preview: Bobcats vs Pacers, Game 22

Who: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Bobcats
What: NBA Basketball – Pacers Home Game
When: 12/10/2010 at 7pm eastern
Where: Live at Conseco Fieldhouse, on tv, SportSouth, and radio, WFNZ-AM 610

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Pace
Indiana 10-10 104.5 (17) 101.8 (8) 95.5 (9)
Charlotte 8-13 102.9 (22) 104.8 (15) 92.1 (23)

Previous Meetings:
10/29 – 104-101 Indiana-  Boxscore

Injuries:
Indiana: None?
Charlotte: Gerald Henderson – Out; Tyrus Thomas – Doubtful

Starting Lineups

Pacers Bobcats
PG Darren Collison D.J. Augustin
SG MIke Dunleavy Stephen Jackson
SF Danny Granger Gerald Wallace
PF Josh McRoberts Boris Diaw
C Roy Hibbert Nazr Mohammed

From the other side:
From 8 points, 9 seconds: Game #21 Preview: I got nothing

Honestly, they rival the Cavs and Pistons for most boring roster in the NBA and seemingly have no interesting future to speculate upon. Sure, last year they made the playoffs and were the best defensive team in the NBA, but so far that hasn’t translated to 2010-11. I’m sure they will pull it together.

But hopefully not this evening.

Quick thoughts:
Rick Bonnell posted Larry Brown’s defense of using Dominic McGuire in front of Derrick Brown earlier this week – read here at Brown on McGuire vs Brown – and Larry’s main foci were position and aptitudes: Derrick Brown being a tweener big man and Dominic a tweener wing, with Dominic filling a Bobcats weakness more so than Derrick. The other was Dominic’s strong defense and board work earning him time – and the swap tool says Larry is making the right call:

Actual Efficiency Stats
Time Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Net
Efficiency
Pythagorean
Record
Points/
100 Poss
Poss Used/
100 Poss
Off Rebs/
100 Poss
Against
Points/
100 Poss
Against
Poss Used/
100 Poss
Against
Off Rebs/
100 Poss
Derrick Brown 264:38 107.6 98.6 9 63.4 – 18.6 16.7 15.2 2.6 26.9 24.1 3.1
Dominic McGuire 133:48 104.9 102.3 2.6 48.1 – 33.9 9.9 16.7 4.6 17.0 23.2 1.5
Charlotte Efficiency Stats With Dominic McGuire replacing Derrick Brown
Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Net Efficiency Pythagorean
Record
Charlotte with
Dominic McGuire
100.8 88.1 12.7 71.2 – 10.8
Charlotte with
Derrick Brown
107.6 98.6 9 63.4 – 18.6
Change -6.8 +10.5 +3.7 +7.8 wins

Expect to see Dominic a lot tonight with Tyrus Thomas likely out, as the Bobcats will be able to use him from the 2 to 4 to backup the starters.

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