The Bobcats didn’t put up much of a fight on Friday night against the Utah Jazz. Not only did backup center Enes Kanter absolutely destroy them for an impressive 20-20 line, but they also lost by 30 and scored just 68 points. Good thing they have an equally dysfunctional squad on the docket on Sunday when they take on the Sacramento Kings.
The bad news, however, is that Charlotte is once again waist-deep in a losing streak (currently a quality five game skid), and they’re playing on the road, where they’ve won just six games all season. Yikes, right?
Yes, but the Kings can be a baffling bunch, as well, so you have to like Charlotte’s chances to pull one out. Let’s take a closer look at the matchup and see who might come out on top on Sunday:
1. The Point – Edge: Bobcats
Isaiah Thomas is solid and I actually like Jimmer Fredette off the bench, but Keither Smart messes with these guys’ heads too much and neither is all that great at defense. Kemba Walker is a legit Most Improve Player of the Year candidate and is the better natural PG of the three. He also has been more consistent and is probably a better defender, as well.