The Oklahoma City Thunder (47.3 RPG), the league's top rebounding team, will take on the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats come into the game with a 14-15 record and have been relatively average this year. As for the Thunder, they are considered an early favorite for the championship, entering with a record of 23-5. They have played great basketball lately, winning nine of their last 10. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and FSN-OK and SportSouth will be providing coverage of the contest.
After narrowly defeating the Bucks, 111-110, the Bobcats look for another solid effort. Kemba Walker played a key role, recording 25 points and 10 assists to notch his second double-double of the season. Meanwhile, the Thunder are coming off a solid win against the Knicks, 123-94. Kevin Durant led the game in scoring by posting 29 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field.
The inefficient offense of Charlotte (29th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.4) will square off against the top-notch defense of Oklahoma City (first in the league with a defensive efficiency of 97.9). The Thunder figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Furthermore, the defense of the Thunder should have an advantage in terms of eFG%. They're second in the league in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 46.5%), while the offense of the Bobcats ranks 30th in eFG% (45.2%).