The Other Side: Charlotte Bobcats
The two hottest teams in the Southeast Division -- believe it or not, it's true -- will meet at Verizon Center tonight. Like the Washington Wizards, the Charlotte Bobcats started the season at 3-9, but they arrive having won their past three games.
They have been steamrolling the competition of late, defeating Indiana by 16 and Toronto by 35. Charlotte is coming off its most impressive win of the season as the Bobcats defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 94-87, on Friday after taking a 24-point lead in the second half. Here's what else you need to know about the Bobcats:
1. Gerald Wallace is balling. Wallace has a major catalyst for the Bobcats' success of late. He has averaged 31 points and 13.5 rebounds in the past two wins over Cleveland and Toronto, which was the biggest rout in franchise history. The reason for his improved play? Taunts from Michael Jordan. This will be the first time that Wallace has faced Gilbert Arenas since he crashed into his left knee on April 4, 2007.
2. After forcing his way out of Golden State, Stephen Jackson is fitting in just fine in Charlotte. In his sixth game with the Bobcats, Jackson had 17 points against the Cavaliers. He's averaged 18.5 points for Charlotte.
3. Charlotte Coach Larry Brown is trying to convince Allen Iverson not to retire. Brown, who guided Iverson through his prime in Philadelphia, just hasn't pushed to put him in a Bobcats uniform -- yet.
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