Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday 12.23.14

Hornets vs. Bucks

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Hornets Bucks
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 16.4 4.6 G B. Knight 17.5 4.6
G, G. Henderson 8.2 2.2 G O. Mayo 10.9 2.2
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.2 5.8 F G. Antetokounmpo 12.3 5.9
F, C. Zeller 7.7 5.3 F J. O’Bryant 4.0 0.3
C, A. Jefferson 19.2 8.3 C L. Sanders 7.3 6.1

Matchup to Watch

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Hornets coach Steve Clifford thought Saturday’s victory against the Utah Jazz was Kidd-Gilchrist’s best game. He did a terrific job guarding Gordon Hayward. Antetokounmpo presents a size problem; he’s an extremely athletic 6-foot-11.

Observations

• Since Nov. 18 the Bucks have averaged 103.8 points per game, second-highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference (behind Toronto’s 108.7).



• The Bucks’ defense has been particularly good in home games, holding opponents to 43.8 percent shooting at the Bradley Center.



Tap-ins

• Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is expected to play after missing time with a nasal fracture.



• The Hornets again expect to be without Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain).



Did you know?

The Bucks have lost six straight to the Hornets, dating to April of 2013.

Rick Bonnell

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