Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers 12.19.14: Friday’s preview

Hornets at 76ers

7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

Al Jefferson vs. Nerlens Noel: Jefferson gets guarded by a rookie; he should be revving up for a big night.


• For the second draft in a row, the Sixers used a high pick on an injured big man. Joel Embiid is out with a right foot injury.

• The Sixers are big in the backcourt, which could be trouble for what is a small Hornets roster.


• Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson suffered a sprained pelvic in Wednesday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. He didn’t practice Friday and is highly doubtful to play against the 76ers Friday and Utah Jazz Saturday.

• Ex-Bobcat Jason Richardson is out for the 76ers with a knee injury.

Did you know?

The Sixers have yet to win a game in Philly this season – 0-13 at Wells Fargo Center.

Projected Starters

Hornets 76ers
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 15.8 4.3 G, M. Crtr-Williams 15.5 7.3
G, G. Henderson 7.7 3.3 G, H. Thompson 7.9 3.2
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 8.9 5.1 F, L. M- a Moute 8.9 5.0
F, C. Zeller 7.9 5.2 F, R. Covington 11.3 3.7
C, A. Jefferson 19.3 8.0 C, N. Noel 8.1 6.5

Rick Bonnell