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Trail Blazers vs. Bobcats Pregame Notes

12/03/12
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (7-10) AT CHARLOTTE BOBCATS (7-8)
    Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - 4:00 p.m. (Pacific)
    Time Warner Cable Arena • Charlotte, N.C. • Game #18 • Road Game #11
    Comcast SportsNet • 1190 AM/102.3 FM KEX

    SERIES NOTES VS CHARLOTTE

    ALL TIME: Trail Blazers lead, 10-5
    IN PORTLAND: Trail Blazers lead, 6-2
    IN CHARLOTTE: Bobcats lead, 4-3
    LAST PORTLAND WIN: 112-68, 2/1/12 (Por.)
    LAST CHARLOTTE WIN: 97-92, 3/11/11 (Cha.)
    CURRENT WIN STREAK: None

    • The Trail Blazers won the lone meeting with the Bobcats last season, 112-68, at the Rose Garden on Feb. 1, 2012.

    • The 44-point margin marked the largest victory by Portland over the Bobcats in series history. Charlotte’s 68 points scored was also the fewest points scored by the Bobcats all-time against the Trail Blazers.

    • Portland has won five of the last six regular season meetings against Charlotte.

    • All five of the Bobcats’ victories all-time over the Trail Blazers have been decided by single digits.

    • The Trail Blazers have lost only one of eight season series against the Bobcats.

    • In Portland’s last three wins against Charlotte, the Trail Blazers have won by an average of 29 points (101.0-72.0 ppg). Additionally, Portland has held the Bobcats to under 80 points in each of the past five Trail Blazers victories.

    • Portland shot 55.0 percent (44-of-80) from the field and 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range against Charlotte last season. The Bobcats where held to 32.5 percent shooting (26-of-80) from the floor and 11.1 percent shooting (1-of-9) from beyond the arc.

    • In the same game in 2011-12, the Trail Blazers had 12 more assists than the Bobcats (26-14) and racked up 18 steals, in comparison to six steals for Charlotte.

    • In last season’s only meeting between the two teams, three Portland players scored over 20 points. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, and Jamal Crawford and Gerald Wallace combined to score 47 points.

    • Gerald Henderson led Charlotte with 16 points against the Trail Blazers in 2011-12. Derrick Brown finished with 12 points, and Byron Mullens had 10 points and two blocks.

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