Feb 22, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Anthony Tolliver (43) and forward center Bismack Biyombo (0) congratulate guard Kemba Walker (15) during the second half of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 92-89. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcats Battle Spurs: Game 56 Preview

When: 8:30 PM ET

Where: AT&T Arena, San Antonio

Starting Lineup:

Bobcats                                                                             Spurs

PG Kemba Walker                                                          PG Corey Joseph

SG Gerald Henderson                                                   SG Marco Belinelli

SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist                                            SF Danny Green

PF Josh McRoberts                                                        PF Tim Duncan

C Al Jefferson                                                                  C Boris Diaw

Match Up to Watch: Josh McRoberts/Al Jefferson vs. Tim Duncan

Analysis: The Bobcats will start a rough four game stretch against the best of the west and east with a road game against the San Antonio Spurs. Fortunately for the Bobcats, this is a pretty winnable game considering the fact that the Spurs are a bit banged up.

Tony Parker is out with a collection of ailments, while their up and coming star Kawi Leonard just returned from a broken hand that held him out for 14 straight games. The Cats are healthy and have the energy and defense (4th in PPG allowed) to make it a tough match up for the 2nd best team in the west.

The Bobcats back court of Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson should have no trouble finding good locks against Corey Joseph and Marco Belinelli, though Manu Ginobli could pose some trouble for Henderson and newly acquired SG Gary Neal.

This will be somewhat of a reunion for Neal, who played for the Spurs and was a key cog in their playoff run last season. The big match up of the night will again feature the big guys down low as Josh McRoberts and Al Jefferson will have to deal with future hall of famer Tim Duncan.

If the Cats are going to win at least one game in this rough stretch then this will probably be it, especially if they keep hitting three’s like they have been in the last four games.

The Bobcats lost their previous matchup with the Spurs earlier this months 104-100.

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