The Charlotte Bobcats are on a one game winning streak and they’ve got a solid chance at extending that to an actual winning streak when the Cleveland Cavaliers roll into the Cable Box tonight.
Anderson Varejao won’t play, and the next best rebounder on the Cavs averages 8.7 boards and under 10 points per game.
The game is being billed as Kemba Walker vs Kyrie Irving, aka a matchup between the two best players of the 2011 NBA draft.
Irving is scoring 22.7 points per game and just under six assists per game, while Walker is averaging just over 18 points and dishing out six assists per game.
The Cavs and ‘Cats also have two of the better players taken in the 2013 draft.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is scoring just under 11 points and grabbing 6.3 rebounds per contest. … while Dion Waiters is scoring 14.4 points and dishing 3.4 assists per game.
For Charlotte to win, the team will have to keep Cleveland to under 100 points on the night, stop giving up so many open threes and get some solid bench play from Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon.
Against the Chicago Bulls, when the ‘Cats stopped their near-20-game losing streak, they did all of those things against a much better team.
The ball will be thrown into the air at mid-court when 7:00 pm rolls around tonight.