Kemba Walker Vs. Kyrie Irving: As third year players, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker are two of the most electrifying young point guards in the game. When the two face off against each other on Friday night, expect a great battle and fantastic entertainment.
Al Jefferson: To put it kindly, Al Jefferson had a rough game in the season opening loss against Houston Wednesday night. Jefferson struggled offensively, shooting only 6-19 from the floor for a mere total of 13 points. Bobcat’s fans, let’s hope that Jefferson is just a little rusty after missing six of eight preseason games. Watch to see if Big Al can avenge his miserable start against the Cavs.
Bobcat Hysteria: When Michael Jordan decided to change the franchise’s name to the Hornets, Charlotte basketball suddenly became relevant again. Expect a rejuvenated and excited Bobcat’s crowd to fill Time Warner Friday night.
The Bobcats have an all-time record of 6-3 in home openers.
The Cavaliers defeated the Bobcats in two of three match ups last season.
Andrew Bynum (Knee) and Tyler Zeller (Appendectomy) are both questionable for Friday night’s game. Brendan Hayward (Foot) will be out for the ‘Cats.
Prediction: Call me a homer, but I’m not picking against my Bobcats in a home opener. Charlotte wins in a close game 99-97.