The Toronto Raptors have struggled so far this season, and the Charlotte Bobcats are trying to prove that they can be a playoff contender. These are the games the Bobcats must learn to win if they have any playoff aspirations.
The Bobcats are playing well, and need to keep the early season momentum going by finding a way to beat the Raptors.
The Raptors will be coming off a Tuesday night game against the 76ers. This should help the Bobcats, as the Raptors will have to play a back-to-back.
Besides that the two teams statistically are nearly identical as they both average scoring around 96 ppg. Both teams also allow their opponent to score around 99 ppg. When its all said and done the winner of this game will most likely be the team that turns it over the least.
The key for the Bobcats will be slowing down Demar Derozan, and keeping Kemba Walker hot. Byron Mullens and Ramon Session playing well are two other ingredients that contribute to a winning formula for the Bobcats.
Sessions had a huge game against the Bucks, and is proving to be quite the acquisition. Sessions had 23 points against the Bucks including some clutch buckets down the stretch. If Sessions plays like that against the Raptors it will go a long way towards a Bobcats win.
Brenden Haywood will need to keep Andrea Bargnani in check, as Bargnani has the ability to step out and make jump shots. However, Haywood should have the advantage on the glass, which should help the Bobcats.
The game is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena, and the Bobcats will be looking to improve to 6-4.