Jefferson likes to play Charlotte. (via Dime Mag)
Bobcats (7-11, 1-4 road) @ Bucks (8-12, 4-4 home)
Gametime: 7:30 p.m. central time
Bucks: Charlie Bell (ankle) did not play on Wednesday. Andrew Bogut left the game on Wednesday after being knocked in the face, and reportedly has been suffering from migraines the past couple days. They both are listed as day-to-day.
Nov. 22: Bucks 79 @Bobcats 74
08/09 Advanced Stats:
Bobcats: Offense: 26th (102.0 points/100 possessions) Defense: 11th (104.7) Pace: 27th (87.8)
Bucks: Offense: 25th (102.1 points/100 possessions) Defense: 9th (104.2) Pace: 14th (91.7)
- Charlotte's dread. The Bucks are 12-3 all time against Bobcats, the franchise's best record against any team. Yet Milwaukee's 96.8 scoring average against Charlotte is their lowest versus any club. But they also allow fewer points, 94.1 per game, against the Bobcats than any other team. Lesson: Don't expect piles of points. You might recall the 79-74 win just a couple weeks ago; you very well might not.
- RJ's ways. Richard Jefferson certainly enjoys playing Charlotte: 23.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists on 49.6 % from the field in 14 career games. That scoring clip is his highest against any team. And he's won eight times in eleven head-to-head matchups against Gerald Wallace, including 40/11/3 and 25/12/5 games.
- Bucks' bucks. Forbes recently ranked the Bobcats and Bucks as the two least valuable franchises in the NBA. Then again, the third least valuable team is the New Orleans Hornets, a franchise that seems to do everything right. And at the top, far and away, are the comically inept New York Knicks. Clearly, value correlates a lot closer to market size than anything else.