Sixers Start Two Game Mini Road Trip Tonight In Charlotte
11/30/2012 12:30:00 PM
Sixers (9-6, 3rd in Atlantic) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-7, 3rd in Southeast)
7:00 PM ET, November 30, 2012
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
PG: Jrue Holiday – 18.5 ppg. / 9.1 apg. / 3.7 rpg.
SG: Jason Richardson – 12.3 ppg. / 4.0 rpg. / 1.7 spg.
SF: Evan Turner – 13.5 ppg. / 7.1 rpg. / 4.1 apg.
PF: Thaddeus Young – 14.0 ppg. / 7.8 rpg. / 1.5 spg.
C: Lavoy Allen – 5.7 ppg. / 4.0 rpg. / 1.2 bpg.
PG: Kemba Walker – 16.5 ppg. / 5.6 apg. / 2.1 spg.
SG: Jeffery Taylor – 7.5 ppg. / 2.4 rpg. / 1.2 spg.
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 11.0 ppg. / 6.4 rpg. / 1.4 bpg.
PF: Byron Mullens – 13.1 ppg. / 8.4 rpg. / 1.1 spg.
C: Brendan Haywood – 6.3 ppg. / 7.2 rpg. / 1.1 bpg.
Andrew Bynum – Bilateral Knee Bone Bruises (OUT)
Gerald Henderson – Left Foot Sprain (OUT)
Tyrus Thomas – Left Calf Strain (OUT)
Last Five Games
W - 11/27 vs. Dallas / 100-98
W - 11/25 vs. Phoenix / 104-101
L - 11/24 vs. Oklahoma City / 116-109 (OT)
L - 11/21 at Cleveland / 92-83
W - 11/20 vs. Toronto / 106-98
L - 11/28 at Atlanta / 94-91
L - 11/26 at Oklahoma City / 114-69
W - 11/14 at Washington / 108-106 (2OT)
L - 11/17 vs. Atlanta / 101-91
W - 11/16 vs. Toronto / 98-97
Three Keys to the Game
1. These are not last year’s Bobcats – A year after setting the NBA record for worst winning percentage of all time, the Bobcats have already matched their win total from last year with seven (They went 7-59 last season). Charlotte turned over a huge chunk of its roster, dropping nine players who suited up for them last season. Add in exciting rookies like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffery Taylor and this team has the chance to do some nice things over the next few years.
2. Attack, attack, attack – The Bobcats are 24th in the Association in points allowed with opponents scoring an average of 100.2 points per game. The Sixers have hit at least 100 points in four of their last five games and have shown flashes of looking like the team that averaged almost 103 points per game in the preseason.
3. Keep the run going – The Sixers have had opportunities to go on extended winning streaks this season but then lose an easily winnable game to squash the momentum. With a tough stretch of games coming up (Chicago on Saturday, Minnesota on Tuesday and a home and home with Boston next Friday and Saturday) the Sixers need to keep the momentum going. Charlotte, no matter how improved they are, is a team that the Sixers need to beat. They can’t be caught looking ahead to the Bulls and beyond.