Feb 18, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford talks to point guard Kemba Walker (15) in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Charlotte won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcats Pistons Pt.3: Game 53 Preview


Feb 11, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker (15) dribbles the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats won 114-89. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

When: 7:00 P.M. ET

Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte

Starters:

Bobcats                                                       Pistons

PG Kemba Walker                                     PG Brandon Jennings

SG Gerald Henderson                               SG Kyle Singler

SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist                           SF Josh Smith

PF Josh McRoberts                                   PF Greg Monroe

C Al Jefferson                                             C Andre Drummond

Match Up to Watch: Al Jefferson vs. Everyone

Analysis:

The Bobcats handled their business against the Pistons last night in Detroit and I expect them to do the same tonight. The Cats bested the Pistons in almost every part of last nights game (save offensive rebounds and free throw shooting) and made it look like the Pistons weren’t even trying to fight for that last playoff spot.

It’ll probably be much of the same tonight, as the Cats will look to feed Big Al Jefferson and let him do his work. They’ve been pretty successful with their inside out game featuring Jefferson as the focal point and Kemba Walker, Josh McRoberts and Gerald Henderson as secondary options on the perimeter. Like I mentioned in my recap of last nights game, the Pistons threw literally everybody at Big Al and couldn’t stop him from scoring or distributing.

If the Cats can win this game, they’ll have swept the three game season series against the Pistons and put a solid cushion between themselves and Detroit.

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