Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player*||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player*||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.9||4.2||G, B. Knight||17.9||3.5|
|G, TBD||G, O. Mayo||11.7||2.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.3||4.8||F, J. Parker**||14.7||5.8|
|F, M. Williams||9.1||5.1||F, K. Middleton||12.1||3.8|
|C, A. Jefferson||21.8||10.8||C, L. Sanders||7.7||7.2|
Matchup to Watch
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Jabari Parker: The Bucks are building their future around Parker, who spent a single season at Duke before turning pro. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets’ best defender.
Observations• Plenty of excitement tonight over the rebranding, as this is the first time the former Bobcats play a regular-season game as the Hornets.
• This is the first of 18 games the Hornets play over 32 days in an extremely front-loaded schedule.
• The Bucks and Bobcats made a trade last February that worked out great for Charlotte. Gary Neal gave the offense a much-needed boost.
Did you know?
This is the first time a nickname has left a market, then the same league allows it to transfer back to the original market.
* Last season’s statistics. ** Preseason statistics for rookie