Struggles are all but guaranteed for the Charlotte Bobcats and Phoenix Suns as each squad battles through a rebuilding phase.
An injury to Gerald Henderson will almost certainly add to the Bobcats' anticipated hardships.
A day after leaning it could be without its starting shooting guard for a couple of weeks, Charlotte and Phoenix both try to bounce back from blowout defeats in Wednesday night's matchup in North Carolina.
The Bobcats (1-1) set an NBA record for futility with a .106 winning percentage last season, but Kemba Walker's 30 points in a 90-89 victory over Indiana in Friday's season opener gave them reason for optimism under first-year coach Mike Dunlap.
Saturday's result was a bit more familiar, though, as Charlotte fell 126-99 at Dallas. Walker was held to 10 points, but Ramon Sessions netted a team-high 22 off the bench.
"I think the thing for Ramon is getting comfortable with what the staff is asking him to do," Dunlap said. "We always knew he was going to be good...