Bobcats At Wizards Preview

Coming off a 86-84 upset victory in Miami, the Washington Wizards return home to face the 7-56 Charlotte Bobcats.

Previous Match-Up

On April 9, the Washington Wizards embarrassed the Bobcats and went on to win 113-85 in Charlotte.

James Singleton scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, with the majority of his points being assisted by John Wall. Wall had 12 assists and only one turnover. Jan Vesely also contributed with a double-double, scoring 11 points to go with his 11 rebounds.

Key Match-Up

On January 28 against the Wizards, Kemba Walker had his first triple-double in his short NBA career by scoring 20 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and handing out 11 assists. Walker will look to continue his success against the Wizards, but will be matched up against John Wall. Although Wall hasn’t had very impressive numbers against the Bobcats this season, his team has the opportunity to sweep the season series 4-0 against Charlotte tonight.

Walker and Wall posses similar games with their speed and quickness. Wall thrives on his ability to get to the basket and finish. And the big factor in Wall’s game that sets him apart from Walker is the size differential. At 6-foot-4, Wall can finish at the basket through contact. That’s been a Achilles heel in Walker’s rookie season. Although Walker has the ability to step back and hit difficult jump shots, his small frame has weakened his ability to become a more versatile player.

Other Notes

The Bobcats are currently sitting in last place in points per game (87.1 points) and second to last in rebounds per game (39 rebounds). As of right now, they are on track to having the worst winning percentage in NBA history.

If the Wizards can pull out a victory Monday night, it would mark their first four game win streak since December 9-15, 2007.

The Wizards also currently hold the longest win streak in the Eastern Conference with three wins in a row. Meanwhile, the Bobcats have lost a remarkable 20 games in a row.

Prediction

The Bobcats are easily the worst team in the NBA, and have the potential to become the worst team in NBA history. The only bright spot for Bobcats’ fans is that they’ll have the best chance to win the Anthony Davis sweepstakes next month in the lottery.

The Wizards, like every other team in the NBA, is higher than the Bobcats in virtually all statistical categories. With only 3 road victories, the Bobcats find themselves in a tough position playing a team with high momentum like the Wizards.

With all that being said, the Wizards can’t afford to overlook the Bobcats. It would be a shame to lose such great momentum after coming off five wins in their last seven games.

Look for the Wizards to extend their win streak Monday night versus the Charlotte Bobcats.

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