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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 12/13/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
CHARLOTTE
 
ATLANTA
+10  

-10  
+375

-550

190.5
 
90
Final
113

CHARLOTTE (7 - 14) at ATLANTA (13 - 6)
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Thursday, 12/13/2012 7:35 PM
Board OpenLatest
501CHARLOTTE195.5194
502ATLANTA-10.5-10
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
CHARLOTTE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games7-14-2.69-1211-996.146.442.0%52.4103.352.645.0%55.4
Road Games2-5-1.13-44-392.644.641.6%50.3106.053.445.2%58.4
Last 5 Games0-5-52-32-296.644.243.6%52.2108.855.045.4%54.4
Division Games2-2+0.73-12-295.549.539.4%54.794.247.539.7%59.0
CHARLOTTE Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)96.146.435-8442.0%6-1934.3%19-2576.6%521219208137
vs opponents surrendering96.748.536-8244.3%7-2035.7%18-2375.9%521121208155
Team Stats (Road Games)92.644.634-8241.6%7-2033.3%17-2471.6%5011172210136
Stats Against (All Games)103.352.639-8645.0%9-2437.4%17-2373.3%551325217148
vs opponents averaging97.148.937-8344.3%7-2035.5%17-2275.9%501122208146
Stats Against (Road Games)106.053.439-8645.2%9-2439.8%19-2673.6%581526197149

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games13-6+6.88-108-1096.349.745.4%48.393.347.343.7%50.7
Home Games7-302-76-498.350.244.5%49.895.846.343.6%53.0
Last 5 Games4-1+4.53-12-396.650.044.7%50.692.645.846.2%45.6
Division Games6-2+42-53-593.548.943.9%50.290.644.143.1%51.9
ATLANTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)96.349.737-8245.4%8-2336.7%14-1970.7%481022189145
vs opponents surrendering97.949.437-8244.3%8-2135.6%17-2375.0%521222208145
Team Stats (Home Games)98.350.238-8644.5%9-2436.4%13-1971.1%501224199144
Stats Against (All Games)93.347.335-8043.7%7-2036.0%16-2081.0%511120209174
vs opponents averaging97.448.237-8244.5%7-2035.2%17-2375.8%511121218145
Stats Against (Home Games)95.846.336-8243.6%8-2136.7%17-2182.1%531220218174
Average power rating of opponents played: CHARLOTTE 96.7,  ATLANTA 94.9
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
CHARLOTTE - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/3/2012@ DALLAS99-126L10L187.5O39-9142.9%441049-8061.2%4822
11/7/2012PHOENIX110-117L2.5L194O38-8743.7%501243-9346.2%6112
11/9/2012@ NEW ORLEANS99-107L7.5L181O40-8348.2%471243-8351.8%509
11/10/2012DALLAS101-97W6W201U40-9542.1%661732-7940.5%5219
11/13/2012WASHINGTON92-76W-2W191U31-7839.7%581225-8429.8%6417
11/14/2012@ MINNESOTA89-87W7W182U38-8445.2%531531-8138.3%6517
11/17/2012MEMPHIS87-94L6.5L190U32-8537.6%611631-8038.7%5414
11/19/2012MILWAUKEE102-98W4W197.5O36-8243.9%531644-9347.3%4814
11/21/2012TORONTO98-97W-2.5L193.5O36-8641.9%581237-8046.2%4614
11/23/2012ATLANTA91-101L3.5L190.5O31-8337.3%491342-7853.8%5221
11/24/2012@ WASHINGTON108-106W4.5W188O34-8341.0%551734-9336.6%6819
11/26/2012@ OKLAHOMA CITY69-114L11.5L201.5U23-7929.1%411140-7851.3%6014
11/28/2012@ ATLANTA91-94L9.5W193U30-7639.5%571636-9040.0%529
11/30/2012PHILADELPHIA98-104L3.5L187O39-8347.0%511044-8651.2%4310
12/3/2012PORTLAND112-118L-1.5L191.5O41-8846.6%491543-9246.7%5813
12/5/2012NEW YORK98-100L7.5W198P39-8347.0%551239-9242.4%488
12/7/2012@ MILWAUKEE93-108L7.5L197.5O36-8144.4%551138-9440.4%6610
12/8/2012SAN ANTONIO102-132L9.5L199.5O37-7946.8%421150-9055.6%5111
12/10/2012GOLDEN STATE96-104L4.5L202U31-8337.3%551538-8445.2%5316
12/12/2012LA CLIPPERS94-100L8W199.5U35-8242.7%541237-8543.5%5411
12/13/2012@ ATLANTA              
12/15/2012ORLANDO              
12/18/2012@ LA LAKERS              
12/19/2012@ PHOENIX              
12/21/2012@ GOLDEN STATE              
12/22/2012@ DENVER              
12/26/2012MIAMI              
12/28/2012@ BROOKLYN              
12/29/2012NEW ORLEANS              

ATLANTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/4/2012@ OKLAHOMA CITY104-95W9W199P41-8349.4%441033-7146.5%4420
11/7/2012INDIANA89-86W-4L191.5U38-8743.7%601735-8541.2%4615
11/9/2012MIAMI89-95L4L197.5U34-8142.0%451337-7648.7%4714
11/11/2012@ LA CLIPPERS76-89L6.5L195.5U30-7241.7%502238-8246.3%4513
11/12/2012@ PORTLAND95-87W2.5W193.5U35-7944.3%491630-8336.1%5720
11/14/2012@ GOLDEN STATE88-92L1L192.5U34-7843.6%351233-7146.5%5623
11/16/2012@ SACRAMENTO112-96W-2W188.5O42-7655.3%471539-8545.9%4414
11/19/2012ORLANDO81-72W-10.5L186U34-8938.2%561331-8237.8%6119
11/21/2012WASHINGTON101-100W-9.5L185.5O40-9243.5%521338-8942.7%6720
11/23/2012@ CHARLOTTE101-91W-3.5W190.5O42-7853.8%522131-8337.3%4913
11/24/2012LA CLIPPERS104-93W2W188O38-7550.7%481832-7542.7%4114
11/28/2012CHARLOTTE94-91W-9.5L193U36-9040.0%52930-7639.5%5716
11/30/2012CLEVELAND111-113L-8.5L189.5O38-7848.7%381241-8548.2%5618
12/5/2012DENVER108-104W-2W199O42-9544.2%521438-7948.1%4920
12/7/2012WASHINGTON104-95W-9T192O41-8548.2%581436-7945.6%4011
12/8/2012@ MEMPHIS93-83W7.5W188.5U34-7744.2%561433-7742.9%4516
12/10/2012@ MIAMI92-101L6.5L197.5U32-7542.7%351439-6758.2%4514
12/12/2012@ ORLANDO86-80W-5W190U35-8043.7%521431-8138.3%4915
12/13/2012CHARLOTTE              
12/15/2012GOLDEN STATE              
12/18/2012@ WASHINGTON              
12/19/2012OKLAHOMA CITY              
12/21/2012@ PHILADELPHIA              
12/22/2012CHICAGO              
12/26/2012DETROIT              
12/28/2012@ CLEVELAND              
12/29/2012INDIANA              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
CHARLOTTE: GUARDS: RAMON SESSIONS will have to adjust to a major downgrade in teammates, but he has the kind of versatile offensive skill set to be the focal point of this offense . . . The athletic GERALD HENDERSON has made strides the past two seasons. Realistically, his offensive skills are those of a No. 4 or 5 option . . . Coach Mike Dunlap is high on KEMBA WALKER, who was sometimes overwhelmed as a rookie. With a few new sets built in for him, he could thrive as a sixth man getting starter's minutes . . . BEN GORDON won't overtake Henderson, but should see big minutes as the Cats' only shooter . . . REGGIE WILLIAMS is a D-League talent . . . MATT CARROLL, in the final year of his $27 million deal, symbolizes everything that's gone wrong under Michael Jordan. FORWARDS: Drafting MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST was as much about changing the losing culture as it was adding a piece they needed. MKG's statistical output is a question mark, but he'll see big minutes as a defensive stopper and intangibles guy . . . This team is seriously lacking in the post, where they may have no choice but to play TYRUS THOMAS for significant minutes. The talented but uber-underachieving big man claims to have added 20 pounds of muscle in the offseason. If nothing else, they might showcase him in a desperate attempt to get some trade value . . . Rookie JEFFERY TAYLOR figures to make the team and has the versatility and athleticism to be a respectable second-unit guy. CENTERS: Charlotte sees BISMACK BIYOMBO as a franchise cornerstone. He can certainly rebound and block shots, but his offense is atrocious . . . BRENDAN HAYWOOD brings a veteran presence. At his age he can't go more than 15 or so minutes per night . . . BYRON MULLENS never saw a shot he didn't like. He'll get one more chance to prove he's an NBA rotation player, able to play the four or five . . . DeSAGANA DIOP is doing those things that DeSagana Diop does.
ATLANTA: GUARDS: GM Danny Ferry has really talked up JEFF TEAGUE, who will be more of a traditional point guard with Joe Johnson gone . . . DEVIN HARRIS is going to play plenty of minutes, both alongside Teague and off the bench . . . LOU WILLIAMS is a sixth man. He lacks the mentality to run the point and the size to guard opposing twos. His role will be similar to what it was in Philly . . . KYLE KORVER and ANTHONY MORROW are pure shooters who do little else. They can play the three in a pinch, and the hot hand will get the minutes . . . Coach Larry Drew could call on DeSHAWN STEVENSON for the occasional defense-heavy lineup. More likely, he'll rack up the DNP-CDs . . . JOHN JENKINS might be the best shooter in the rookie class, but he'll be buried on the depth chart. FORWARDS: JOSH SMITH rescinded his trade demand, perhaps because he'll now be the focal point of the offense. He was more aggressive on both ends of the floor last year. As long as he resists the urge to float on the perimeter, he should emerge as an All-Star . . . Considering the makeup of this roster, Atlanta will utilize a lot of three-guard lineups. Korver and Morrow can stretch a defense from that third guard/small forward spot, with Stevenson stepping in as an agitator . . . After scoring double-figures six times in April, IVAN JOHNSON was re-signed to once again provide some muscle inside . . . Rookie MIKE SCOTT is polished after five years at Virginia, but doesn't have the athleticism to be an impact player . . . ANTHONY TOLLIVER is a defensive specialist with very little offense to contribute. CENTERS: AL HORFORD will get his wish to play more power forward this season, though he'll remain their primary option at center. He's healthy again and is one of the most consistent bigs in the NBA . . . ZAZA PACHULIA filled in admirably for Horford last year. But it's back to bench duty for the bruising big . . . JOHAN PETRO is French for "12th man."
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (CHARLOTTE-ATLANTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Bobcats-Hawks Preview* =======================

By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer

Charlotte (7-14) at Atlanta (13-6), 7:30 p.m. EDT

After a slow start, the Atlanta Hawks appear to have found a new identity during their recent surge.

The Hawks look to continue their strong play Thursday night with a third win in as many meetings this season against the Charlotte Bobcats, losers of nine straight.

Atlanta won just three of its first seven games without star guard Joe Johnson, the team's leading scorer in each of the last seven seasons before he was traded to Brooklyn in July.

It didn't take long, however, for the Hawks (13-6) to find their groove. Since then, they've won 10 of 12 and own one of the best records in the Eastern Conference.

Josh Smith and Al Horford have become the centerpieces of the offense without Johnson, averaging 17.3 and 16.8 points per game, respectively.

Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Horford added 13 and 13 for his seventh straight double-double as Atlanta defeated Orlando 86-80 on Wednesday.

"Now with us having to carry a big part of the offense, I think it kind of forces us to be more aggressive offensively and just keep finding each other," Horford said.

Horford has been particularly good against the Bobcats, averaging 21.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in two victories last month.

With Horford ranking near the top of the NBA in field-goal percentage (54.5), the Hawks are one of the top shooting teams in the league (45.5). They've also averaged 98.9 points over the last 12 games after totaling 91.9 during the 3-4 start.

"We are playing together. I think we are very unselfish," Smith said. "We definitely play with a chip on our shoulders. No one gave us a chance when we lost Joe."

Reserve guard Lou Williams has also played well lately, contributing 15.1 points over his last eight games.

Starting forward DeShawn Stevenson did not play versus the Magic due to a knee injury, but could return for this game.

Kyle Korver returned after a five-game absence because of back spasms and scored nine points - all on 3-pointers.

Atlanta's improved offense figures to continue against a Bobcats team that has allowed 108.2 points during its nine-game skid.

Charlotte failed to hold a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost 100-94 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. The Bobcats (7-14) haven't won since equaling last season's win total in the first 12 games.

"We've got to learn how to be down three or five (points) and execute in those situations," coach Mike Dunlap said.

Kemba Walker continues to be a bright spot after scoring 17 points with six assists. The second-year guard is averaging 21.2 points in his last six games and has scored in double digits in all but one of his 21 contests.

Byron Mullens led Charlotte with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Bismack Biyombo had nine boards and has averaged 9.6 over his last five games.

Poor shooting continues to plague the Bobcats, who have connected on only 40.0 percent (66 for 145) in the past two contests and rank near the bottom of the NBA in field-goal percentage (42.0 percent).

It might be difficult to boost that mark against the Hawks, who rank near the top of the league in field-goal percentage defense (43.7) and scoring (93.3).

"The kind of basketball we kind of need to play, is scrappy, and get after it and just fight," said guard Gerald Henderson.

The Hawks have won six straight overall against the Bobcats and 10 of the last 11 meetings in Atlanta.


Last Updated: 9/19/2014 12:49:38 AM EST


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