Bobcats F Thomas, Bucks F Mbah a Moute inactive

The Bobcats and Bucks will both be without their starting

forwards for Monday night’s regular season opener.

For the Bobcats, Tyrus Thomas is out with a left ankle


Bobcats coach Paul Silas says D.J. White will start in his

place, but that rookie Bismack Biyombo will see significant playing


Silas says of Thomas, ”he’s still limping around a bit.”

For the Bucks, Luc Mbah a Moute, who was expected to start, is

out with tendinitis in his right knee. He’ll be replaced in the

starting lineup by Ersan Illyasova. Tobias Harris is also out with

muscle soreness related to dehydration.