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Vitals: Charlotte vs. Oklahoma City

Bobcats vs Thunder Bobcats vs Thunder

Originally Published: Dec 26, 2009 2:49 PM CDT

Andrew Topps
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

Charlotte Bobcats (11-16) vs. Oklahoma City (14-14)
Saturday, December 23, 2009, 7:00 p.m. CST
Ford Center, Oklahoma City
Game 29 of 82


Expected Starting Lineups

CharlotteOklahoma City
PG
Raymon Felton
12.6 PPG 5.2 APG
Russell Westbrook
16.2 PPG, 6.9 APG
SGStephen Jackson
18.0 PPG 4.8 RPG
Thabo Sefolosha
6.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG
SFGerald Wallace
18.1 PPG 12.1 PPG
Kevin Durant
27.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG
PFBoris Diaw
10.8 PPG
Jeff Green
15.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG
CNazr Mohammed
7.2 PPG 4.3RPPG

Nenad Krstic
8.0 PPG, 4.9 RPG

Injuries
Oklahoma City: G/F Kyle Weaver (shoulder, out); G Kevin Ollie (knee, out).
Charlotte: C Tyson Chandler (foot, out) ; G Flip Murray (ankle, day-to-day)

Where to find it...
On TV: Fox Sports Southwest
On Radio: Thunder Radio Network

What you need to know...

The Thunder are back from a three-game road trip where the team went 1-2. Oklahoma City lost those two game by a combined nine points. Now the Thunder get a break from its tough schedule by facing the Charlotte Bobcats, who own the second-worst record in the NBA.

Charlotte is 1-12 on the road this season and have lost the last five away from home. The Bobcats are one of the lowest scoring teams in the NBA and will be without center Tyson Chandler for at least a week.

Who to watch...

Kevin Durant will attempt to score 30 points for the third straight game. Durant is fourth in the league in scoring and at 21, could become just the fourth player 21 or younger to average 25 points in a season. Lebron James, Tracy McGrady, Carmelo Anthony and Rick Barry are the others.

The Bobcats will have Gerald Wallace back for the second straight game. Wallace tallied his third straight double-double against the Pistons Tuesday.






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