Charlotte Hornets

Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets, 7 pm Saturday (SportSouth)

Hornets vs. Pacers

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

David West vs. Cody Zeller: West is a very rugged, crafty veteran scorer at power forward. That will challenge Zeller to guard aggressively while avoiding foul trouble.


• The Pacers won the last meeting in Indianapolis when Solomon Hill put back a miss at the buzzer.

• Lance Stephenson, just back from missing 14 games with a pelvic sprain, is again matched against the team he played for his first four NBA seasons.


• Kemba Walker missed practice Friday with a sore left knee and is questionable for this game. If Walker can’t play Brian Roberts would start at point guard.

• Gerald Henderson missed Friday’s practice with an upper-respiratory infection.

Did you know?

Reserve guard Donald Sloan, hardly a household name, has had the Pacers’ biggest scoring game this season – 31 points against the Washington Wizards.

Projected Starters

Hornets Pacers
Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPG
G, K. Walker 19.2 3.9 G, C Watson 11 2.7
G, G. Henderson 9.9 2.9 G, R. Stuckey 11.7 3.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.8 6.7 F, S. Hill 10.3 4.6
F, C. Zeller 7.9 5.3 F, D. West 12.7 6.8
C, B. Biyombo 4.1 6.0 C, R. Hibbert 11.3 7

Rick Bonnell