Charlotte Hornets

Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets, 2 p.m. Monday (Sportsouth)

Hornets vs. Timberwolves

2 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: Sportsouth. Radio: WBCN 1660 AM

Matchup to Watch

Andrew Wiggins vs. Gerald Henderson: Wiggins was the top pick in the 2014 draft. He is shooting 39 percent from the 3-point line so you can’t afford to leave him when the Timberwolves are on offense.

Observations

• Injuries have haunted the Timberwolves this season with Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin all missing long stretches. Former Western Carolina star Kevin Martin (broken wrist) might play.



• The Hornets will again be without point guard Kemba Walker (sore left knee) and center Al Jefferson (groin strain). Jefferson hopes to play Wednesday against the Miami Heat.



Tap-ins

• Brian Roberts will again get the start at point guard for the Hornets, with shooting guards Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson helping with the ball-handling.



• Because it’s a weekday daytime game, radio shifts from AM 610 to AM 1660.



Did you know?

Six Hornets have yet to dunk in a game this season: P.J. Hairston, Neal, Jannero Pargo, Roberts, Noah Vonleh and Walker.

Projected Starters

Hornets Timberwolves
Pos., Player PPG RPG Pos., Player PPG RPG
G, Roberts 6.5 1.3 G, Williams 12.9 2.3
G, Henderson 10.1 2.9 G, Wiggins 15.2 4.3
F, Kidd-Gilchrist 9.8 7 F, Budinger 4.8 2.6
F, Zeller 7.9 5.3 F, Young 13.3 4.6
C, Biyombo 4.2 6.2 C, Dieng 10 8.2

Rick Bonnell

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