Struggling Bobcats Take on Struggling Magic: Game 40 Preview

Jan 15, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (9) brings the ball up court during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bobcats 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

When: Jan. 17th 7:30 P.M. ET

Where: Amway Center, Orlando

Match Up To Watch: Al Jefferson Vs. Glen Davis (With Nikola Vucevic out, Big Al has a favorable match up against an undersized Glen Davis).

Projected starters

Charlotte Bobcats:                                              Orlando Magic:

PG Kemba Walker                                                  PG Jameer Nelson

SG Gerald Henderson                                             SG Victor Oladipo

SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist                                       SF Arron Afflalo

PF Josh McRoberts                                                 PF Tobias Harris

C Al Jefferson                                                          C Glen Davis

Injuries: (none)                                                    Injuries: Nikola Vucevic (out)

The Bobcats (16-24) are in the midst of a bad losing slump, losing 10 of their last 12 games, as they seek to change their fortunes against an Orlando Magic Team that has lost nine games in a row.

The biggest problems for the Cats as of late has been their Porous defense ( 106.2 Points allowed in their last 10 games) and a lack of scoring from key starters and the bench. Although Kemba Walker has played well, averaging Career highs in scoring (19.0) and rebounds (4.4), the rest of the roster has struggled to be consistent.

The Return of Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist should alleviate some of these issues, particularly on defense,but  the rest of the starting line up and key bench players will need to get back on track if the Bobcats will have any chance of making the playoffs this season.

This will be the second of four games against the magic this season, the Bobcats lost their first game against the Magic 92-83.

Topics: Bobcats, Kemba Walker

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