Hornets at Warriors
10:30 p.m., Oracle Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM (610)
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||15.5||4.3||G, S. Curry||26.0||4.3|
|G. L. Stephenson||8.8||10.9||G, K. Thompson||24.7||3.0|
|F, P. Hairston||5.0||1.8||F, H. Barnes||10.7||5.7|
|F, M. Williams||7.3||3.8||F, D. Green||13.6||7.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||22.6||6.8||C, A. Bogut||6.1||10.3|
Matchup to Watch
Stephen Curry vs. Kemba Walker: This is the last of three straight opponents with great starting point guards. Quite a challenge for Walker, particularly with so many teammates hurt.
Observations• The Warriors got out to a 5-0 start under new coach Steve Kerr, who replaced Mark Jackson last spring. Kerr has no previous coaching experience, but he was general manager with the Phoenix Suns and a longtime broadcaster.
• The Warriors’ 49.7 percent from the field is tops in the NBA. Curry and Klay Thompson are arguably the best backcourt in the NBA.
Tap-ins• Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will again be out with a stress reaction in his right foot.
• Rookie P.J. Hairston got his first NBA start against the Suns, replacing Kidd-Gilchrist.
Did you know?
Curry leads the NBA in steals at 2.6 per game and is third in turnovers at 4.4 per game.