Charlotte Bobcats were historically bad last season with a 7-59 record and worst winning percentage in NBA History. They still despite that managed to win 2 of 3 games from the Toronto Raptors. The Bobcats are much improved this season with a 4-2 record at home where they will take on the Raptors tonight. If they were to beat the Raptors tonight it would surpass their entire win total last season at home. While the Raptors have struggled in close game and blown leads. Charlotte is 4-0 in games decided by 4 points or fewer. They are 5-4 overall on the season while the Raptors limp into North Carolina at 3-8.
The reward for the Bobcats terrible season was not Anthony Davis as they would have liked but they did get a guy that played along side him in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He is averaging 11 points a game early on in his NBA Career. Bobcats drafted the season before Kemba Walker who has stepped up to average 18.8 points as the starting point guard with 5.4 assist.
Bobcats are not without injures either. Gerald Henderson and Tyrus Thomas have both been out and Ben Gordon acquired in a trade with the Pistons is listed as day to day. Raptors got Kyle Lowry back last night as he came off the bench being eased back into the line-up.
Raptors All-Time vs. the Bobcats have won 14 and lost 14 games. But in the more recent history have lost 6 of the last 7 games to Bobcats. I guess that means I should stop calling them Bobkittens.
Charlotte comes in hot winning 4 of their last 5. Their last contest was Monday with a 102-98 win over the Bucks.
While the casual Raptors fans sees Bobcats on the schedule and expects a win, history at least suggests that will be no easy task.
Update 6:20 pm: If you haven't heard yet Kyle Lowry will return to Starting 5 tonight.