Hornets at Thunder
8 p.m., Chesapeake Energy Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||16.9||4.0||R. Westbrook||22.8||5.8|
|G, G. Henderson||8.4||2.3||A. Roberson||4.4||5.1|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.0||5.5||TBD|
|F, C. Zeller||7.8||5.3||S. Ibaka||14.2||6.9|
|C, A. Jefferson||19.1||8.2||S. Adams||7.7||7.2|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. Russell Westbrook: Walker is on a roll in the Hornets’ four-game winning streak, averaging 23.8 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. Westbrook had a 40-point game in a home loss Tuesday to the Portland Trail Blazers.
• During the current winning streak, the Hornets are averaging 107.7 points on 47 percent shooting and giving up 90 points on 42 percent shooting.
• Thunder star Kevin Durant was ruled out for the Christmas Day game in San Antonio. That was the fourth game in a row he missed with a sprained right ankle. Oklahoma City entered Thursday with a 6-14 record when Durant doesn’t play this season.
• Hornets guard Lance Stephenson has missed the past four games with a pelvic sprain.
• The Hornets are 6-6 this season with small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist starting.
Did you know?
The Thunder has won the past seven games in this series and nine of the past 10. The then-Bobcats’ last victory over Oklahoma city was in March 2010.