October 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Cory Higgins (11) drives past New Orleans Hornets guard Brian Roberts (22) during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets defeated the Bobcats 97-82. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Preview of the New Orleans Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats

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On this upcoming Friday, the Charlotte Bobcats will travel to the Bayou to face the New Orleans Hornets. The key matchup will be between the starting point guards for each team, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker and New Orleans’ Greivis Vasquez. This game also includes a couple of former championship teammates in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately, we will not see these two individuals face off due to Davis sustaining an injury last week.

The Bobcats are coming off a loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. In this game, the Bobcats were out-rebounded 50-39. Charlotte must control the post in order to beat the Hornets. The Hornets are ranked 10th in rebounding, averaging 44 rebounds a game. The Hornets are also ranked 2nd overall in points allowed.

Mike Dunlap continues to experiment with his starting lineup. Wednesday night, Kemba Walker, Jeffery Taylor, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Byron Mullens, and Brendan Haywood started the game. Dunlap played 10 players the entire game. As long as the Bobcats can minimize turnovers and control the low post, they will be victorious.

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