banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, April 12th (All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 76ers (17-62) at Charlotte Bobcats (40-39), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Bobcats had a five-game winning streak snapped on Friday, but will try to reclaim the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday when they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bobcats fell a game behind the Washington Wizards with their 106-103 loss Friday night to the Boston Celtics at TD Bank Garden. Washington beat the Magic in Orlando to pull a game in front in the battle for the sixth seed in the East.

"We just didn't put much into the game. I thought they deserved to win, they played harder than we did," Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford said.

Al Jefferson led the way for the Bobcats with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Neal (13), Chris Douglas-Roberts (12), Gerald Henderson (11) and Michael Kidd- Gilchrist (10) rounded out the double-figure scorers. Josh McRoberts only managed nine points, but handed out 10 assists.

Charlotte shot 50.6 percent from the field against the Celtics, but allowed Boston to shoot 52 percent from the floor. The C's went 11-for-23 from 3-point range, but the Bobcats did force 20 turnovers while only committing 12 of their own.

The Bobcats travel to Atlanta on Monday, then polish off the regular season Wednesday night with a home contest against the Chicago Bulls.

The 76ers won't be worrying about playoff positioning, considering they were mathematically eliminated from a postseason opportunity over a month ago.

The Sixers have dropped three straight and will finish a three-game road trip Saturday.

On Friday, Philly fell in Memphis to the Grizzlies, 117-95.

Thaddeus Young and Tony Wroten netted 18 points apiece for the Sixers. Elliot Williams chipped in 13 points off the bench, but the Sixers allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 54 percent from the field.

Memphis native Adonis Thomas made his Philly debut, scoring four points.

"It was a dream come true just to wear an NBA jersey in Memphis," said Thomas, who signed a 10-day contract on Monday. "There were a lot of supporters here tonight. I'm just thankful to be able to come back home and play."

The Sixers close up shop on a horrendous 2013-14 campaign with a home tilt versus the Celtics on Monday night, then a trip to South Beach Wednesday to face the Miami Heat.

Charlotte has won two of three this season against the 76ers, who are just 3-8 in their last 11 as the visitor in this series.

04/12 10:32:11 ET

Other Stories

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Tonight at 6:30 on 620am

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
UTA
7:30pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
DET
TOR
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
POR
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
2nd
TULA 34
JST 27
 
6:00pm Tonight
RAD
SIENA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MERC
COOK
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUCK
CASEWEST
 
7:00pm Tonight
LIB
CPNC
 
7:00pm Tonight
SCAR
CLEM
7:00pm Tonight
CMICH
CONC
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIAMI
EKENT
7:00pm Tonight
GWEBB
HIWASSEE
 
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
MDES
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
NIAG
 
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NCAT
 
7:00pm Tonight
FAM
UNF
 
7:00pm Tonight
NORST
NARZ
 
7:00pm Tonight
DART
NILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
MORE
NKENTUCKY
 
7:00pm Tonight
UCSB
SDCHR
 
7:00pm Tonight
STJ
GAELS
7:00pm Tonight
ALA
STILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
HAMP
TENST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
TENT
7:00pm Tonight
WMARY
WSHMD
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLGC
FUR
 
7:30pm Tonight
CALST
SDKST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MTST
CHAT
8:00pm Tonight
NDAK
DICKINSON
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAMON
LSUALEX
 
8:00pm Tonight
PRIN
LIP
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAM
MLGN
 
8:00pm Tonight
MINN
SEAT
 
8:00pm Tonight
LOYC
SUTAH
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
WINT
 
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
NO
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
ALAAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
TTU
ARKPB
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
COLST
9:00pm Tonight
CREI
TXPA
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EWASH
10:05pm Tonight
UTST
IDST
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
TAM
7:30pm Tonight
OTT
ANA
7:30pm Tonight
DET
NYI
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
BOS
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
DAL