Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m., Thursday, Time Warner Cable Arena (TV: SportSouth)

Hornets vs. Wizards

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Paul Pierce: Veteran Pierce is still among the NBA’s more versatile scorers. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets’ best all-around defender.

Observations



The Hornets were best in the NBA defensively in January

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Did you know?

The Wizards have five players averaging double-figures scoring. Eight Washington players have scored 20 points in a game at least once this season.

Projected Starters

Hornets Wizards
Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPG
G, B. Roberts 6.9 1.4 G, J. Wall 17,4 4.4
G, G. Henderson 10.6 2.8 G, B. Beal 15.2 3.9
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 10.3 7.4 F, P. Pierce 12.8 4.4
F, C. Zeller 7.8 5.7 F, Nene 11.1 5.2
C, A. Jefferson 17.4 8.3 C, M. Gortat 11.6 8.0

Rick Bonnell

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