Bobcats-Bucks Preview

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The Charlotte Bobcats face the Milwaukee Bucks at Time Warner Cable Arena. With a record of 7-9, the Bobcats have not been able to consistently win. Likewise, the visiting Bucks are not above .500 on the season either, entering today's game with a 2-12 record. This game has a start time of 7:00 pm EST and FSN-WIS and SportSouth will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Bobcats are expecting better results after their bad 99-74 loss to the Pacers. The leading scorer for Charlotte was Al Jefferson, who registered 16 in the game. Meanwhile, the Bucks are feeling some disappointment after the 100-92 loss at the hands of the Washington Wizards. O.J. Mayo had a team-high 21 points. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Bobcats winning the first matchup, 96-72. Khris Middleton was the top overall scorer in the game with 20 points.

Based on each team's statistical profile, ball protection could play an integral role in this matchup. Charlotte commits the fifth-fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 14.1%), while Milwaukee's ball-hawking defense forces the fourth-most (opponents' TO% of 17.8%). Furthermore, the 28th-ranked offense of the Bucks (offensive efficiency of 93.9) will face a tough test against the third-ranked defense of Bobcats (defensive efficiency of 97.8).

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