The 76ers will be looking to bounce back offensively against Charlotte. They have topped the 100 point mark in each of their last two meetings, most recently being the 104-98 in Charlotte on November 30th. Philadelphia has won their last four games against the Bobcats and their last three at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers have been borderline dominant against the Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center as they are 11-3 all-time against the Bobcats in South Philadelphia. The Sixers have won four of their last six games after going 7-19 in their previous 26 games.
Who to Watch: Jrue Holiday. The Sixers are relying heavily on Holiday after the team announced yesterday that Jason Richardson would miss the rest of the season due to knee surgery. Holiday has played 40 or more minutes in each of the last five games. He has been spectacular recently as he is averaging 22.1 points, 9.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds over the last 11 games. On the year he is averaging 19.3 points and 8.9 assists per game.
The Bobcats come in struggling mightily this year. One player who is pulling his weight is guard Ramon Sessions. Sessions dropped 14 points on his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Wednesday night. He has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games entering the weekend. Of the six games, he has scored 20+ points four times. With Sessions playing well on the offensive end, they have Bismack Biyombo is swatting everything in sight on the defensive end. He has two or more blocks in 11 of his last 15 games. He set a career-high seven blocks on January 21st against the Rockets.
Who to Watch: Kemba Walker. Walker enters tonights matchup ranked fifth in the NBA in steals averaging 1.9 steals per game. In four games against the 76ers, he has 21 assists to just six turnovers. When it all comes down to it, Walker is a scorer in a point guard’s body. He leads the Bobcats averaging 17.5 points per game this season. The Sixers did a good job last time of keeping Walker in check offensively as he only scored 13 points but he dished out nine assists.
Tipoff is slated for 8:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are still available. The game can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet and heard on 97.5 The Fanatic.
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