By Jaclyn Harris
March 11, 2013
KEY MATCHUP vs. CELTICS
Kemba Walker vs. Jordan Crawford
Guards Kemba Walker and Jordan Crawford will be a match to watch on March 12 at Time Warner Cable Arena®. Walker’s play is pivotal to the Bobcats scoring. He’s the leading scorer (17.3 points) and dishes out the most assists per game (5.6). Walker’s scoring has been consistent throughout the Cats past games, despite their outcomes. He has scored in double figures in the past three games, including 29 points against Washington on March 9… With Rajon Rondo out with an injury, Crawford has been filling his shoes after his recent trade to the Celtics. Crawford had been averaging 12.0 points for the Wizards before he was traded and is now averaging 13.2 for Boston to go with 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds. His currently ranks fourth on the Celtics in scoring but is climbing the ladder in Boston.
SCOUTING THE BOBCATS (13-50)
The Bobcats have had some tough outings as of late but look to come out strong Tuesday against the Celtics after having several days off… The last time Charlotte hosted Boston at Time Warner Cable Arena®, it came out on top, 94-91. Offensively the Bobcats are relying on different players to get the win with four players averaging in double figures, omitting the injured Ramon Sessions: Kemba Walker (17.3), Gerald Henderson (13.4), Ben Gordon (12.1), and Byron Mullens (11.6)… Charlotte is currently averaging 92.9 points per game.
SCOUTING THE CELTICS (34-28)
The Celtics arrive in Charlotte after winning their game on March 10 against the Thunder, 91-79… Boston has six players averaging in double figures, excluding the injured Rajon Rondo: Paul Pierce (18.7), Kevin Garnett (15.0), Jordan Crawford (13.2), Jeff Green (11.0) and Jason Terry (10.4). The Celtics are currently averaging 96.0 points… Both teams have players that can score, so the winning team will probably be the one that plays best defensively.
The Bobcats play the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. on March 12 at Time Warner Cable Arena®. You can also catch the game on Fox SportsSouth or listen on WFNZ. Follow the live in-game chat by downloading the Bobcats app on your smartphone or by going to bobcats.com.