What: Bobcats (40-38) AT Celtics (23-55)
When: 7:30 PM EST
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Game officials as assigned by the NBA (1): David Jones; (2): David Guthrie, who is a native Charlottean; (3): Eli Roe
*Walker is questionable for tonight’s game due to a sore groin that severely limited his participation in yesterday’s practice. If Kemba is unable to play, watch for Luke Ridnour to get the start at point guard for the ‘Cats with increased playing time from Gary Neal and Jannero Pargo.
Alright fans, the Bobcats are currently the sixth seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. It’s time to celebrate......wrong. From here on out, every game is as crucial as Wednesday’s contest against Washington was. Even though Charlotte has control of the East’s sixth seed by virtue of the tie breaker, we are still tied with the Wizards. If we lose a game and the Wizards win one, just like that we are back to playing what is currently Miami in the first round. I can promise you that no team wants to face the league's best player, regardless of the Heat’s health issues.
Looking at tonight's matchup, Al Jefferson could have another great night. I’d have to imagine Brandon Bass will see some time against Jefferson tonight, as Sullinger’s youth could be key for the success of Big Al’s antics.
These two teams haven’t seen each other since last November, when the Celtics took the game by ten on Charlotte’s home court. But as we know, a lot has changed since November in Charlotte. In particular, the presence of Al Jefferson, who really didn’t come into his own until mid January.
The Bobcats should be able to pull it out tonight. You never know what you’re going to get from a team in the position the Celtics are. However, you should be able to expect the kind of game the Cats will play. If they show up like they did Wednesday, this should be an easy win for Charlotte. 103-90 Bobcats.
We need to get behind this team as a city. Our Cats have a real chance to make some noise in the playoffs. This starts Saturday night. Even though we are playing one of the worst teams in the league, it’s still a very important game. I’m hoping that the Cable Box is filled to capacity from here on out.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe