Warriors End Road Trip in Charlotte vs. Bobcats: Game Preview

Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors (12-9) will take on the Charlotte Bobcats (9-11) on the road at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Monday night, wrapping up a three-game road trip. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a rough schedule for the Golden State Warriors thus far, as they have played the most road games out of all the teams in the league thus far. The friendly confines of Oracle Arena will await them later this week, but first, they have to take care of business on the road one last time.

The Warriors (12-9) will take on the Charlotte Bobcats (9-11) on the road at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Monday night, wrapping up a three-game road trip.

Tale of the Tape

Warriors

  • Points per game: 102.6 (11th)
  • Field goal percentage: 46.9% (4th)
  • 3-point percentage: 42.7% (1st)
  • Opponents’ field goal percentage: 43.3% (6th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6 (T-12th)
  • Turnovers: 17.1 (28th)

Bobcats

  • Points per game: 89.6 (30th)
  • Field goal percentage: 41.2% (30th)
  • 3-point percentage: 28.7% (30th)
  • Opponents’ field goal percentage: 42.6% (5th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.3 (14th)
  • Turnovers: 14.0 (4th)

Last Time Out

The Warriors are coming off a solid 108-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday night, rebounding from a disastrous performance in Houston the night before. Klay Thompson led the way with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting, and Stephen Curry tied his career-high in assists with 15.

Charlotte is also on a high note at the moment, defeating the Sixers 105-88 on Friday. Jeffery Taylor had a career-high 20 points as the Bobcats performed above-average offensively.

An Anemic Offense 

Take a look at the team stats above and you’ll notice that the Bobcats are the worst offensive team in the league, ranking last in points per game, field goal percentage, and three-point field goal percentage. For a Warriors team that has been struggling defensive since the injury to Andre Iguodala, facing an offensively depleted team in the Bobcats will surely be a relief.

Homecoming for Curry

Stephen Curry loves to play in Charlotte because a) it’s his hometown, and b) he scorches the Bobcats.

Curry is averaging 25.3 points per game in his NBA career against the Bobcats, the second highest out of all the teams. Last season, he put on a show with 27 points in front of his father and other family and friend:

Curry will once again have a lot of family and friends in the stands tonight, and he’ll hope to continue his domination of his hometown team.

Good to Know

- The Bobcats have lost 14 games in a row against Western Conference opponents.

- The Warriors swept the season series against the Bobcats last year.

Injury Report

Warriors

GSW: Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery), Andre Iguodala (left hamstring strain) and Ognjen Kuzmic (fifth metacarpal fracture, right hand) are out. Toney Douglas (stress reaction, left tibia) may give it a go tonight after missing the past couple of a weeks.

CHA: Jeff Taylor (heal) and Bismack Biyombo (ankle) are questionable. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hand) and Brendan Haywood (foot) are out.

Probable Lineups

Warriors

  • PG Stephen Curry
  • SG Klay Thompson
  • SF Harrison Barnes
  • PF David Lee
  • C Andrew Bogut

Bobcats

  • PG Kemba Walker
  • SG Gerald Henderson
  • SF Jeff Taylor
  • PF Josh McRoberts
  • C Al Jefferson

Game Info

Game Info

Tip-off: 4:00 PM (PST)

Location: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV: LOCAL

Topics: Golden State Warriors

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