Pace: Cavs 93.2 (25th) vs. Bobcats 93.1 (26th)
Offensive Efficiency: Cavs 109.0 (2nd) vs. Bobcats 100.9 (24th)
Defensive Efficiency: Cavs 100.7 (6th) vs. Bobcats 100.6 (5th)
Before we start, Sebastian Pruiti has a nice breakdown of the Cavs’ final play last night. Check it out.
This is a tough game. The Cavs are on their first back-to-back in a good while, and the Bobcats are a tough home team. Cavs have to be encouraged by the tough loss last night rather than discouraged.
Cracking the Bobcats’ defense will be the key. If this is Jamison’s first game as a Cav, these are the type of defenses he was brought in to play against.
The Bobcats are coming off a home loss to the Nets. We’ll see what that does to their psyche coming into this one.