November 7, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) gets a rebound during the game against the Phoenix Suns at Time Warner Cable Arena. Suns win 117-110. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Mavericks-Bobcats Preview (Dallas Mavericks 2012-2013)

For the third time this fall the Dallas Mavericks and the Charlotte Bobcats will match up.  The prospects don’t look great for the Bobcats, who have lost 16 in a row to the Mavericks and were on the wrong side of both meetings so far this year, one of which was in the preseason.    In the regular season  Charlotte has not enjoyed a single victory over Dallas since the inception of the franchise.

In the last game, a 27-point blowout, O. J. Mayo broke out of his slump with his first 30-point game of the season and he hasn’t scored less than 22 since.   The Bobcats continue to struggle and have lost 3 straight since upsetting the Indiana Pacers in their season opener.

The Mavericks are coming off a Friday night loss as are the Bobcats, who fell 107-99 to the New Orleans Hornets despite 34 points from Ben Gordon.   Charlotte has 5 players averaging in the 13-17 point range but guard Gerald Henderson is out for a few weeks with a knee injury.  Former Mav Brendan Haywood is currently leading the team in rebounds at 9 per game.

The Bobcats shouldn’t provide too much of a contest which is unfortunate as Dallas has yet to beat a team with a record over .500.  Practice does make perfect, of course, and hopefully they will be able to work in the intermittent issues they’ve faced which on any given night could be turnovers, poor shooting and/or lack of rebounding.

Game time is 7:30 / 6:30 CST.

Tags: Brendan Haywood Charlotte Bobcats Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowtizki O. J. Mayo

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