The Charlotte Bobcats host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, currently suffering through yet another losing streak, this time with three straight losses. To make matters worse, Charlotte hasn’t won at home in almost two months, and basically is eyeing the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
At this point, most Bobcats fans probably just want the season tanked anyways, in an effort to land the best possible talent in this year’s draft. However, there are still the spirited few that realize this is a young but talented team, and would like to avoid further embarrassment.
As difficult as that seems to be lately, the Bobcats still generally put up a solid fight through the first three quarters. Let’s see if they have what it takes to put in a complete game at home against Minnesota:
1. The Point – Edge: Bobcats
Ricky Rubio isn’t himself yet in recovery from a knee injury and his minutes and attitude aren’t right yet, either. The Timberwolves still have Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea to toss in at the point, but not a single one of these guys in their current state can top what Kemba Walker has to offer on either end, while Ramon Sessions is just as solid as them in a backup and complementary role. I really like both team’s guard play, but for Saturday night I think the matchup weighs in the favor of the Bobcats.