When: 8:30 PM ET
Where: AT&T Arena, San Antonio
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.