Charlotte Hornets

Knicks at Hornets: Saturday’s preview, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

Hornets vs. Knicks

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

Carmelo Anthony vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Anthony had a knee injury that caused him to miss several games, but he came back for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in London and has played ever since.

Observations

• After losing a franchise-record 16 consecutive games, the Knicks won back-to-back games versus the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers. They hosted the Orlando Magic Friday.



• The Hornets pummeled the Knicks in New York Jan. 10, leading by 40-plus points.



Tap-ins

• Kidd-Gilchrist has a particularly challenging weekend, guarding LeBron James and Anthony in back-to-back games.



• This is the last of four games wtih the Knicks this season. The Hornets lead the season series 2-1.



Did you know?

Despite the Knicks’ struggles on the court, all 21 home games have been sell-outs at Madison Square Garden.

Projected Starters

Hornets Knicks
Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPG
G, K. Walker 19.0 3.9 G, J. Calderon 9.3 3.3
G, G. Henderson 10.3 3.0 G, L. Galloway 11.3 3.3
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.7 7.2 F, C. Anthony 12.6 7.1
F, C. Zeller 7.6 5.4 F, A. Stoudemire 12.6 7.1
C, B. Biyombo 4.6 6.4 C, J. Smith 7.2 3.2

Rick Bonnell

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