|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 21.0||Tim Duncan 10.8||Tony Parker 8.4|
|BOBCATS||Gerald Wallace 19.0||Gerald Wallace 8.0||D.J. Augustin 6.5|
The Bobcats are still winless at home after two games and will try to avoid 0-3 start at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Gerald Wallace is playing well as of late, he scored 25 points and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in the game against the Magic.
The Spurs look to build on their early momentum and will have to execute better down the stretch. Despite being 4-1, the Spurs still have a lot to improve on both ends of the floor. Especially on the defensive end. Saturday’s overtime win over the short-handed Rockets confirmed that.
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-2 all-time against the Charlotte Bobcats.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Offense – It will be key for the Spurs to establish their inside game early on and their outside shooters has to be ready to take the open shots with Duncan being doubled often on the inside. Tony Parker’s play-making ability must again anchor the Spurs’ offensive attack.
Offense — The Bobcats may not be scoring a lot of points but this team have plenty of fire power. Entering this game, five Bobcats are averaging in double figures.
Defense — It will be key for Bobcats to set the tone on defense, if they can slow down Duncan in the paint that will help a lot. However, they still have be wary about the Spurs passing and perimeter game with Parker, Manu Ginobili and Richard Jefferson on the backcourt.
Spurs — George Hill – trapezius muscle (day-to-day), Matt Bonner – sprained right ankle (out).
Bobcats — Kwame Brown – ankle (out)