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Bobcats expect Augustin to play, but not Thomas

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Bobcats coach Paul Silas says D.J. Augustin will start at point guard Wednesday night, but the team will be without forward Tyrus Thomas.

Augustin turned his ankle in the final minute of Monday night's 96-95 win against the Bucks. Silas says Augustin is in some pain. If Augustin struggles with the ankle, look for Kemba Walker to see increased playing time.

Augustin had a team-high 19 points against the Bucks.

Thomas sprained his left ankle in the preseason against the Hawks and hasn't practiced since.

For Miami, guard Eddy Curry and forward Mike Miller will not play. Center Dexter Pittman will dress for the game, but it's unclear if he'll play.

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