Charlotte Bobcats (19-49) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (38-29)
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Time: 4:00pm PT, 7:00pm ET
TV: WUAB, NBALP
Radio: WTAM 1100
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS’ BENCH
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS’ BENCH
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS’ NOTES
• Knight and Felton are quicker than their Cleveland counterparts and should look to attack. They shouldn’t settle for anything. Especially Brevin Knight, who has had some fantastic games against the Cavaliers, even looking like the second coming of Magic Johnson in a couple of them.
• Outwork Cleveland by pressing them and running the floor. The Bobcats have several athletic players on their team and this game could get interesting.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS’ NOTES
• Cleveland has to avoid a letdown. They’re coming off an emotional win against the Lakers and need to take the Bobcats equally as serious. Earlier in the season, sub .500 teams managed to give the Cavs trouble. Over time, Cleveland has managed to buckle down in these games and it needs to continue against the Bobcats.
• Charlotte doesn’t have a lot of big men they can turn to and Cleveland has yet another game where they have a major advantage in the paint. There isn’t any reason why Cleveland should lose the battle on the boards. They need to dominate the glass, get offensive rebounds and tips.
Cleveland has just started another winning streak and seeks to continue their winning ways with the Bobcats coming to The Q. The conditions leading up to this game is much like those against the Lakers: the team will have had a few days to rest, practice and adequately scout their opposition. So the Cavs need to continue defending their homecourt.