April 20, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) talks for Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Grizzlies win 85-80. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Memphis Grizzlies at the Charlotte Bobcats: Game 8 Preview

The Bobcats are 4-3. Its been a while since Bobcat’s fans have seen a bigger number in the win column then the losing column. The Bobcats will look to improve their record to 5-3 on Saturday when they face off against the Memphis Grizzlies.

However, Saturday’s game is no easy win, the Memphis Grizzlies are 6-1. The Grizzlies play the New York Knicks on Friday night, and could be 7-1 by the time they face off against the Bobcats Saturday night.

Even with the departure of O.J. Mayo this offseason the Grizzlies have been firing on all cylinders so far this season. Rudy Gay is averaging 20.7 ppg, and big Zach Randolph AKA Z-Bo is averaging an absurd 14 rpg. The Bobcats also will need to be weary of Z-Bo’s partner Marc Gasol, who is a dominant force in the paint.

Charlotte knows how they are going to win this game. The Bobcats are going to need to rely heavily on emerging superstar Kemba Walker, who has been lighting it up early in the season. The Bobcats will also look to Tyrus Thomas to build on his performance against the Timberwolves, by continuing to provide scoring and defense off the bench.

Not to be overstated here, but if the Bobcats win on Saturday it will be their fourth straight win. Truth be told, I am not even sure the last time a Bobcat’s fan had the ability to say, if we win our next game that will be four straight wins.

So on Saturday night at Time Warner Cable Arena the Bobcats will continue to try and make the rest of the NBA believe Charlotte is a playoff contender this year.

Tags: Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker Tyrus Thomas

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