Hornets at Bulls
8 p.m., United Center, Chicago
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, M. Williams||23.0||2.5||G, D. Rose||18.6||3.1|
|G, G. Henderson||11.0||3.1||G, J. Butler||20.5||5.8|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.6||7.1||F, M. Dunleavy||9.2||3.5|
|F, C. Zeller||7.4||5.7||F, P. Gasol||18.4||12.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||17.2||8.8||C, J. Noah||7.6||9.8|
Matchup to Watch
Pau Gasol vs. Cody Zeller: Gasol, an All-Star starter, has proven to be a terrific free-agent pickup for the Bulls. His versatility is what Zeller should aspire to.
• Bulls coach Tom Thiboeau is a close friend and longtime mentor to Hornets coach Steve Clifford. They both worked for Jeff Van Gundy in New York and Houston.
• The Hornets are on a five-game losing streak, which matches their second-longest of the season.
• Reserve center Bismack Biyombo (knee bruise) has begun to practice on court but is not available against the Bulls.
• The Hornets have lost five of their last six in Chicago against the Bulls.
Did you know?
Gasol and Zeller are both among a handful of NBA players with siblings also playing in the NBA. Zeller will be matched against brother Tyler on Friday night in Boston.