Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck forward Kenneth Faried (35) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats vs Denver Nuggets: Game 56 preview


The Charlotte Bobcats will have to shake off an awful outing against the Chicago Bulls in a 105-75 loss, because they’ve got a game against the Denver Nuggets coming up in a few hours.

The lone bright spot in that awful loss was Kemba Walker, and he’ll have to shine again for the ‘Cats to have any shot of winning.

The former UCONN Husky has scored 20 points in three straight games and is averaging close to 18 points and six assists per game.

Byron Mullens is also going to have to play well against the Nuggets.

He’s averaging eight boards per game, but missed 11 shots last night and was, essentially, a non-factor against the Bulls.

In fact, aside from Walker and Bismack Biyombo, everyone on the Bobcats was a non-factor Friday night.

Biyombo, who’s been on a rebounding spree this month, grabbed 12 rebounds and scored seven points on four shots against the Bulls.

As a team, the Bobcats will have to hit the glass, rotate on defense, and move the ball on offense.

The Nuggets are near the top of the league in rebounding, assists and scoring.

Denver isn’t great defensively, though, and if Charlotte’s guards can get hot, they might have a shot at winning this one.

It’ll be interesting to see how much, if at all, Josh McRoberts plays in this one.

He was part of (what I think was, anyway) the most pointless trade of the season, and he did not play against Chicago.

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