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Greensboro, NC -- The Greensboro Coliseum will host the Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Bobcats in NBA preseason action Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.
The Charlotte Bobcats are led by third-year guard Kemba Walker who topped the team in scoring (17.7 ppg), assists (5.7 apg) and steals (2.0 spg) during the 2012-13 NBA campaign. Last season, Walker also set the franchise single-season record for steals with 160.
The Bobcats tallied 21 victories last season becoming the first team in NBA history to triple its win total from the prior season. In an effort to build upon the improvement from last year, Charlotte added additional talent to its roster this offseason.
The team made a splash in free agency by signing unrestricted free agent center Al Jefferson, who led Utah in scoring and rebounding last year. Jefferson, one of the most consistent players in the NBA, is one of only two players in the league to average at least 17.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg in each of the last six seasons.
With the fourth overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Bobcats selected Indiana All-American forward Cody Zeller. Zeller topped the Hoosiers in scoring (16.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.1), and ended his two-year career as the school's all-time leader in field goal percentage (59.1%).
The Bobcats roster also features young talent such as Bismack Biyombo, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffery Taylor. Steve Clifford, a long-time NBA assistant coach, was hired in the offseason as the new head coach of the Bobcats.
The Mavericks are led by forward Dirk Nowitzki, a four-time All-NBA first team selection, an 11-time NBA All-Star, and the leading scorer in Mavericks franchise history. The Mavericks' 2013-14 roster also includes three former University of North Carolina Tar Heels - guards Vince Carter and Wayne Ellington and center/forward Brandan Wright.
The October 19th game will mark the Bobcats third ever preseason game in Greensboro and first since 2009.
EVENT: NBA Preseason Game - Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Bobcats
DATE: Saturday, October 19
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
VENUE: Greensboro Coliseum
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.
TICKET PRICES: $10 and up. Family Four Packs - 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs,
4 small drinks - start at $59 in select sections