Game 7 CatCast: Spurs @ Bobcats, 7:00 PM EST, Time Warner Cable Arena
Local TV: SportSouth
Natl TV: NBALP
Matchup to Watch
Tim Duncan vs. the Bobcats' front line: Tyrus Thomas might be the most logical player to match up with Duncan's mix of size and skill, but figure most every Bobcats big man will take a turn against him.
The Bobcats have won just two of 10 meetings with the Spurs, but one of those was in Charlotte last season.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of Bobcats coach Larry Brown's closest friends, from their time together in San Antonio.
Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson has a title ring from his time with the Spurs.
Charlotte's Boris Diaw and San Antonio's Tony Parker were once teenage roommates at a Paris-based sports academy. They remain close friends.
The Bobcats are taking a patient approach with reserve big man Kwame Brown (sprained ankle). Brown missed the entire preseason and is getting back in game shape.
DeJuan Blair lasted to the second round of the 2009 draft, and is now a Spurs starter. Teams were scared off by Blair's knee injuries. The Spurs have finished first or second in their division 13 straight seasons.
Did you know?
The Spurs waited three years between drafting NBA rookie Tiago Splitter and signing him. The Brazilian, former MVP of the Spanish League, has played seven pro seasons, since he was 15.
Charlotte Starting Lineup
Last edited by Bobcat4Ever : 11-08-2010 at 05:22 PM.