Projected Starting Lineups
|Cats||PG: Kemba Walker||SG: Gerald Henderson||SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||PF: Josh McRoberts||C: Bismack Biyombo|
|Heat||PG: Mario Chalmers||SG: Dwyane Wade||SF: LeBron James||PF: Udonis Haslem||C: Chris Bosh|
The Heat are a team that like to attack the basket. The Bobcats are a team that struggles to defend the basket. To show how much of a difference there is between these two teams' skill levels, let's look at their Net Ratings. The Bobcats have a Net Rating of -11. The Heat have a Net Rating of 9.
If the Bobcats want to win, they are going to have to play a great game and hope the Heat take them lightly. Which, believe it or not, is a very possible thing for them to do. The Heat get lazy in games like this and are known for falling into trap games. This is definitely a trap game.
The Bobcats also can't turn the ball over. When teams turn the ball over against the Heat, they lose big. The Heat score 20 points per 100 possessions off of turnovers. Avoid turnovers and you can take roughly 20 points from them.
The chances of the Bobcats grabbing a victory in this game are unlikely. The Heat are the hottest team in the NBA right now. But hey, wouldn't it be incredibly anti-climactic for their historic winning streak to end against the Bobcats? In fact, it'd be so anti-climactic that it's actually likely to happen. Keep your eyes on this game. Three things could happen: the Bobcats could stop the Heat's historic streak, the Heat's streak could continue, or LeBron could try to kill somebody.
All are very good reasons to watch this game.