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Bobcats Open Up Road Trip Against Nuggets: Game 47 Preview

Jan 25, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard forward Chris Douglas-Roberts (55) talks to forward center Bismack Biyombo (0) and forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during a time out in the second half of the game against the Chicago Bulls at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bulls win 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

When: 9:00 P.M. ET

Where: Pepsi Center Denver, Co

Projected Starters:

Charlotte Bobcats:                                                      Denver Nuggets:

PG Ramon Sessions                                                   PG Ty Lawson

SG Gerald Henderson                                               SG RandyFoye

SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist                                       SF Wilson Chandler

PF Josh McRoberts                                                  PF Kenneth Faried

C Al Jefferson                                                            C J.J. Hickson

 

Match up to Watch: Josh McRoberts vs. Kenneth Faried

Analysis: The Bobcats are opening up a four game western road (Denver, Los Angeles (L), phoenix, and Golden state) against a Nuggets team that has had there number as of late. In their last three match ups going back to the 20011-12 season, the Nuggets have bested the Bobcats by an average score of 107-91. But those Bobcat teams didn’t have a 6-10, 289 pound scoring/rebound machine at center.

This seasons match up of the two teams will be a lot more competitive, with the defense that the Bobcats have played this season the Nuggets shouldn’t be able to hit that ridiculous scoring average. Plus, since last season, the bobcats now have decent depth coming off of the bench (Janero Pargo, Cody Zeller, Chris Douglas-Roberts). That said, the Bobcats will miss not having their best scorer Kemba Walker on hand, but Ramon Sessions has been a more than adequate back up. They might actually be a little better off with out Walker in the line up tonight.

The Nuggets are a team with out a real go to guy on offense, they do a great job of spreading the ball around. The Bobcats on the other hand primarily go off of Jefferson and Walker’s offense. With out Walker, the Bobcats are a little more effective at spreading the ball around and getting everyone involved, although at the end of the game Big Al is always the closer.

The match up I cant wait to watch tonight will be the battle between Josh McRoberts and Kenneth Faried. Faried is such a beast on the boards and is always hustling up and down the court. It’ll be interesting to see if McRoberts can keep up.

Topics: Bobcats

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