Hornets at Cavaliers
7:30 p.m., Quicken LoansArena
TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, K. Walker||19.2||3.9||G, K. Irving||21.1||3.1|
|G, G. Henderson||10.3||3.0||G, J. Smith||11.7||2.5|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.8||6.9||F, L. James||26.0||5.5|
|F, C. Zeller||7.7||5.3||F, K. Love||17.6||10.4|
|TBD||C, T. Mozgov||8.7||8.0|
Matchup to Watch
LeBron James vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 24,000 career points. Kidd-Gilchrist is a terrific defender both individually and in team defense.
• The last Hornets game in Cleveland had a gruesome start with the Cavs jumping out to a 21-0 lead. No game had started like that in the NBA since 2004.
• The Cavaliers have been particularly strong this season in makng up deficits. They have won after trailing by double digits in eight games this season.
• The Hornets didn’t practice Thursday. It was unclear whether Bismack Biyombo would continue to start at center or if Al Jefferson would return to the starting lineup.
• The trade with Denver for Timofey Mozgov has compensated for the loss of Anderson Varejao to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Did you know?
James just passed Hornets assistant coach Mark Price for 6th-most games played in Cavaliers history.