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Old 03-10-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Talking Bobcats-Spurs Preview-3/10/09

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The Charlotte Bobcats have won six in a row for the first time in franchise history. They're hoping their hot streak will ultimately lead to something else they've yet to experience - the playoffs.

Extending their run to seven games Tuesday night won't be easy, as the Bobcats visit a Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs team on the verge of its 12th consecutive postseason appearance.

Charlotte (28-35) lost nine of 12 from Jan. 28-Feb. 24 to fall five games out of the Eastern Conference's eighth playoff spot. Stunningly, the Bobcats have since become the East's hottest team, winning six straight for the first time in their five-year existence and moving into a six-team logjam for the conference's final postseason spot.

``We're just getting better right now and more consistent,'' forward Boris Diaw said after scoring 22 points in a 114-105 victory at New York on Saturday. ``We've been able to play a lot of good games in a row and we try to keep going.''

Charlotte's surge has been due in large part to excellent shooting. The Bobcats are averaging 51.3 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from 3-point range during the winning streak.

Charlotte's starters have played key roles in the recent turnaround. Each is shooting 50 percent from the floor or better in the last six games, and four of the five have topped the team in scoring for at least one game during the streak.

The one who hasn't - Diaw - has averaged a team-high 18.0 points.

``We are starting to come together and understanding the concepts and the roles on this team ... and understanding what the coaches are looking for and what they are expecting from each guy on the team,'' forward Gerald Wallace said. ``We are starting to play together.''

The Bobcats were a long way from such offensive balance when they hosted the Spurs (42-20) on Jan. 19. Bell had a game-high 25 points, but Charlotte shot 36.3 percent and lost 86-84 after leading by five going into the final quarter.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the stats scolafan, should be a great game.
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HUGE game tonight, and it's on FSN!!

GO CATS!
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From what I've been hearing about the Bobcats, the Spurs are going to have their hands full tonight.
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I just read that we are 1/2 game out of the 8th playoff spot. That news is from the Charlotte Bobcats: Beyond the Baseline email. That's a service from the Bobcats that you can sign up for.
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From what I've been hearing about the Bobcats, the Spurs are going to have their hands full tonight.


If the Spurs have their hands full of during tonight's game then our Cats will have an easier time winning the game.
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If the Spurs have their hands full of during tonight's game then our Cats will have an easier time winning the game.

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