Apr 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gary Neal (12) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bobcats defeated the Sixers 123-93. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcats (37-38) vs. Magic (21-54): Game 75 Preview


When: 7:00 PM ET

Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte

Projected Line Ups: 

Bobcats Starters                                                  Magic Starters

PG Kemba Walker                                              PG Jameer Nelson

SG Chris Douglas-Roberts                              SG Victor Oladipo

SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist                              SF Maurice Harkless

PF Josh McRoberst                                           PF Tobias Harris

C Al Jefferson                                                      C Nic Vucevic

Reserves                                                               Reserves

PG Luke Ridnour, Janero Pargo                PG Ronnie Price, Adonis Thomas

SG Gary Neal                                                    SG E’Twaun Moore, Doron Lamb

SF Anthony Tolliver                                        SF Arron Afflalo

PF Cody Zeller                                                  PF Jason Maxiel, Andrew Nicholson

C Justin Hamilton                                            C Kyle O’Quinn, Dewayne Dedmon

Key Match Ups:

Al Jefferson vs. Nic Vucevic Pt. III-Big Al goes up against his divisional nemesis for the third and final time this season. In their last match up, Jefferson dropped 20 points and 8 rebounds  while Vucevic threw down 24 point and grabbed a season high 23 rebounds. Look for these two titans to put on another big show against each other.

Analysis: 

The Bobcats are looking for their third consecutive victory and a second victory over their divisional foes.

Charlotte has only seven games left in the season and can look up a playoff berth with just three more wins. The Bobcats couldn’t close out late against the Magic in regulation last Friday, losing 110-105 . But  that was on the road; the Bobcats are much better at home, having won 11 of their last 13 home games. On the other end, the Magic are the worst road team in the NBA this season and have only managed to scrap together a 4-34 record. The Bobcats last win against the Magic was at home, in mid January.

If the Bobcats win tonight they’ll have their third win in a row and end the season series 2-2 against the Magic.

Prediction:

Bobcats win 100-99

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