Charlotte Hornets

Gameday: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets

Hornets vs. Pistons

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.

Projected Starters

Hornets Pistons
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G B. Roberts 7.2 1.5 G D. Augustin 10.3 1.8
G G. Henderson 11.1 3.0   G K. Caldwell-Pope 11.9 3.1
F J. Taylor 4.0 1.4 F K. Singler 7.3 2.6
F C. Zeller 7.5 5.6 F G. Monroe 15.4 10.5
C A. Jefferson 17.5 8.5 C A. Drummond 12.6 13.0

Matchup to Watch

Greg Monroe vs. Cody Zeller: The Pistons chose Monroe over Josh Smith, who they cut this season. Monroe is a multi-faceted scorer both inside and out.

Observations

• This will be Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s first regular-season game coaching against his long-time mentor, Stan Van Gundy.



• The Hornets are trying to avoid entering the All-Star break on a three-game losing streak. The players will get a week off starting Wednesday.



Tap-ins

• Former Charlotte Bobcat D.J. Augustin became the Pistons’ starting point guard after Brandon Jennings suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.



• Van Gundy was hired over the summer as both coach and head of basketball operations for the Pistons.



Did you know?

The Pistons won 10 games in January, the first time the franchise has won 10 or more games in a month since March 2008.

Rick Bonnell

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