Oct 30, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) shoots during the second quarter as Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Game 3 Preview


The Charlotte Bobcats are going up against another rebuilding but formidable team in the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 8:00, after opening up at home with a win last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Bobcats have been a mixed bag so far this season in their first two games. The defense has looked great, holding a high powered Houston Rockets to 96 point and the Cavaliers to below 90.

The Cats have had six and eight blocks in the first two games along with eight and seven steals and seem to be building good chemistry on defense.

Where the Cats are struggling is on offense. They’ve only scored 83 and 90 points in the first two games and have looked lost at times.

Kemba Walker looked much better against Cleveland last night and held his own against Kyrie Irving and a lights out C.J. Miles, but the rest of the team still needs to find their rhythm.

Although the absence of Al Jefferson didn’t help, the big men stepped up last night to carry the load, which will have to continue against a young and very athletic big man in Anthony Davis, who is averaging 23 points and 14.5 rebounds in the first two games this season.

The Bobcats back court will again be tested by a tall and lanky Pelicans back court featuring 6’5” Jrue Holiday, 6’6” Tyreke Evans and a streaky Eric Gordon who scored 25 points in the Pelicans opener.

The Pelicans also come into the game winless so far this season after suffering a bad lose to the Orlando Magic last night, placing them in a desperate situation to avoid going 0-3. If Kemba can have another big night and the front court rotation can keep Anthony Davis from taking over than the Bobcats could have their first road win this season and their second win in a row.

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