After losing only their second game all season at home in the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs (24-11) will look to start a new home-game winning streak as they host the lowly Charlotte Bobcats (4-29) tonight.
The Bobcats and Spurs will meet for the only time during this truncated season and history is on the Spurs side in the Alamo City. Charlotte is 1-6 all time in San Antonio which bodes well for the Spurs after dropping a game to the Bulls this past week.
For a complete preview of tonight's game, check out Project Spurs' Paul Garcia's preview but as you get ready for tonight's matchup, here are five things to keep an eye on.
- Maggette is doubling up. Corey Maggette has scored in double figures in seven straight games and is averaging 16.4 points during this stretch.
- Don't let the Bobcats get hot from the field! The Bobcats are 2-0 on the road when they shoot 50% or higher.
- Note if Charlotte is leading or losing after two quarters. On the road, the Bobcats are 2-4 if they lead at the end of the second quarter and 0-13 if they trail at the end of the second on the road.
- Spurs' bench needs to be firing on all cylinders tonight. When outscored by the opponents bench on the road, Charlotte is 0-8.
- Be worried if it is a high-scoring game tonight. On the road, the Bobcats are 1-0 when they score 110-119 points.
Matchup to watch: Tony Parker vs. D.J. Augustin. Here is how the two fared against one another (via NBA.com) last season.
Its good to trade for Hickson. Is he the piece needed by the spurs? No, not Blair. He is hardwoking but with Anderson and Bonner, maybe or even R. Jefferson.
The spurs have a bad experience against the bulls. It should not be repeated. No stone should be left unturned. First, the Kaman issue. I heard the hornets management is willing for a trade and second round draft. Then trade Bonner and Anderson or Bonner and Jefferson. It has been a long time wait ro see the likes of Kaman. Bonner can't rebound and Jefferson has been the subject of amnesty and Anderson likes to be traded. Second the case of Blatche of the wizards. So many say that he has issues. So what? Who doesn't have? Under Pops and the coaching staff, he might behave. At least, the spurs will have somebody to man the interior. Maybe the trade will come with a draft pick. Pull the trigger Mr. Buford.