Coming off what can only be described as an absolute thrashing at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Charlotte Bobcats will look to rebound Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
Despite the fact the Bobcats are still licking their wounds, the team better get it together quickly if they want any shot at beating the Hawks. The Hawks are on a five game winning streak, and are playing great basketball on both sides of the floor.
Al Horford is back to his All-Star form after missing most of last year due to injury. Horford is averaging 15.9 ppg and 9.2 rpg. Keeping Horford off the glass is a must for the Bobcats on Wednesday night.
The Bobcats must also watch out for Jeff Teague. Teague is averaging 7.3 apg, and has been really playing well of late.
Luckily for the Bobcats Josh Smith was limited in practice on Tuesday due to a knee injury, and he may not play against the Bobcats.
For the Bobcats, well, everyone must play better then they did the other night against OKC. For starters, Kemba Walker needs to have a huge bounce-back game, as he had zero points against OKC. Secondly, the starters need to get off to a good start. The Bobcats need to do this by dominating the glass early and often against the Hawks.
The game is at 7:30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, and this is a big early season Southeast Conference showdown. A win would make a big statement about the Bobcats resiliency.