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Preview: Bobcats vs Pistons, Game 5

Who: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Bobcats
What: NBA Basketball – Pistons Home Game
When: 11/05/2010 at 7:30pm eastern
Where: Live at the Palace of Auburn Hills or on the tv on SportSouth/radio on WBCN-AM 1660

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Detroit 0-5 102.0 (21) 111.4 (28) 91.3 (27)
Charlotte 1-3 100.0 (25) 106.6 (18) 90.3 (30)

Previous Meetings:

Detroit: Rip Hamilton – Questionable
Charlotte: Dominic McGuire – Out

Starting Lineups

Pistons Bobcats
PG Rodney Stuckey D.J. Augustin
SG Ben Gordon Stephen Jackson
SF Tayshaun Prince Gerald Wallace
PF Austin Daye Boris Diaw
C Ben Wallace Nazr Mohammed

Quick thoughts:

With Ben Wallace not posing an offensive threat, the Bobcats can play without a true center defensively and get away it – so, more Boris and Tyrus paired in the post?  The Bobcats have utilized the duo for about 40 minutes so far this season, with mixed results:  Defense has been outstanding, surrendering just an efficiency of just 92.1…but the offense has been worse than the defense has bee good, at just 89.5 points per 100 possessions.  Yet another but:  That net efficiency of -2.6 is still better than the Bobcats overall mark for the season of -6.6.