December 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Bismack Biyombo (0) dunks the ball during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors defeated the Bobcats 115-100. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Shorthanded Bobcats Host Sharpshooting Warriors

The Charlotte Bobcats could be shorthanded for their home matchup with the Golden State Warriors Monday.

Charlotte is listing Bismack Biyombo as doubtful with an ankle sprain and Jeff Taylor as questionable with a left heel contusion.

In place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Taylor scored 20 points in his first start of the season against Philadelphia. If Taylor can’t go, the Bobcats might turn to Anthony Tolliver.

Biyombo left the first half after injuring his ankle and did not return to the lineup.

Golden State will be without Andre Iguodala, who’s been sidelined since Nov. 22 with a hamstring injury. Former North Carolina standout Harrison Barnes will continue to start in his place. Barnes is averaging 14.2 points and shooting above 40 percent from 3-point range as a starter this season.

The Warriors are the league’s best 3-point shooting team at over 42 percent. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson could present plenty of problems for the Bobcats, who are 24th in defending the 3. Charlotte is the league’s worst 3-point shooting team at 28 percent.

Charlotte has lost the two meetings against Golden State, but is 5-4 all time against the team.

UPDATE: Biyombo and Taylor are both out of tonight’s lineup.

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