Gameday Open Thread: Bobcats vs. Blazers

A weirdly big game is on tap tonight, as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Charlotte Bobcats (7:10 tip-off). Look, we can mince words about many teams, but this is the Bobcats. The Bobcats! They're 3-19, playing on the second night of a back to back (thumped by the Lakers last night), and are on the road. Plus, the Blazers had two days to ponder an ugly loss in Utah. Even with the ongoing injuries, the Blazers should win this game. Are you concerned?

Injury report: Lots of news. Nicolas Batum (knee contusion) is out. Craig Smith (viral infection, yuck) is questionable but pre-game indications are that he will give it a go.

Bonus news: Nate McMillan says Elliot Williams is expected to join the rotation tonight, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian.

Read: Dave's Preview | Blazersedge Night 2012 is a go! | Blazers Media Notes | Facebook | Ben's onsite updates on Twitter
Watch:
Comcast Sportsnet (Portland) | Blazers live streaming | NBA League Pass (National)
Listen: 750 AM The Game (Portland) | NBA Audio League Pass (Free)

The usual rules apply:

1. No swearing | 2. No pictures | 3. Be Nice!
4. Don't discuss unofficial game streaming

And, of course, have fun. Go Blazers! -- Tim

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