What: Bobcats (27-30) Vs. Spurs (41-16)
When: 8:30 PM EST
Where: AT&T Center
The wait is over Bobcats fans: basketball will once again be on your television sets this evening. As all of you are probably aware, the Cats will be starting their toughest four game stretch of the season today. Tonight’s game against the Spurs looks to be the most winnable of the four contests for Charlotte, but promises a tough game.
One of the most notable parts of tonight's game for the ‘Cats is the debut of guard Gary Neal. Neal, who was traded to Charlotte earlier this month, is a sharpshooter who could work out very well in a ‘Cats uniform. Though an experienced performer, a sluggish season for the former Milwaukee guard thus far undoubtedly diminished his trade value. A combination of change in scenery and Coach Clifford’s leadership could lead Neal’s to success in Charlotte.
If you’re not excited about watching Neal tonight, just take a peek at this video. This is Neal in game three of last year’s NBA Finals for the San Antonio. If one things for sure, he can light it up from outside.
PG: Cory Joseph: (5.3 PPG, 1.6 APG, 1.6 RPG)
SG: Danny Green: (8.1 PPG, 1.5 APG, 3.3 RPG)
SF: Kawhi Leonard: (11.7 PPG, 1.8 APG, 6.1 RPG)
PF: Tiago Splitter: (8.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 0.5 BLK)
C: Tim Duncan: (15.5 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.0 BLK)
PG: Kemba Walker: (18.4 PPG, 5.5 APG, 4.4 RPG)
SG: Gerald Henderson: (14.7 PPG, 2.7 APG, 4.1 RPG)
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: (7.9 PPG, 0.9 APG, 5.0 RPG)
PF: Josh McRoberts: (8.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 0.6 BLK)
C: Al Jefferson: (20.5 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 1.2 BLK)
Hopefully, the Bobcats were able to get the new guys (Neal and Ridenhour) comfortable with their system over the past five off-days. On paper, Charlotte matches up particularly well with the Spurs. However, San Antonio plays very well on their home court. That being said, look for the ‘Cats to prevail after another long break.
Bobcats 93-Spurs 89
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe