Bobcats vs. Hornets
8 p.m., New Orleans Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
Pos, Player; Ppg;Rpg; Pos, Player; Ppg;Rpg
G, K. Walker; 19.0;3.0; G, G. Vasquez; 11.5;4.0
G, TBD; G, A. Rivers; 6.0;2.0
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist; 8.0;6.7; F, A. Aminu; 12.5;9.3
F, B. Mullens; 15.3;8.3; F, R. Anderson; 12.8;8.5
C, B. Haywood; 8.3;9.0; C, R. Lopez 12.3;6.8
Matchup to Watch
Byron Mullens vs. Ryan Anderson: Since we dont know whether Anthony Davis (concussion) will play, this could be an intriguing matchup of what NBA scouts call stretch 4s power fowards with the shooting range to make 3-pointers, forcing the opposing team to guard all over the floor.
The Hornets are coming off a brutal home game against Philadelphia where they scored a franchise-low 62 points
The Hornets were without Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Davis, which helps explain that performance. Gordon is out for a while. Rivers had a sprained finger and Davis is awaiting medical clearance after suffering a concussion.
Davis said Thursday he hopes to play against the Bobcats.
Hornets coach Monty Williams was recently fined by the NBA for criticizing the leagues concussion protocol after Davis was held of out of a game in his hometown of Chicago.
Rookie Jeff Taylor started for the Bobcats on Wednesday in place of injured Gerald Henderson. Taylor played only 10 minutes and missed all three of his shots, so its seemingly an open question whether hell keep starting.
The Bobcats are 5-11 all-time against the Hornets.
Did you know?
For the first time since the move to New Orleans, there are no former Charlotte Hornets playing in the NBA this season That could change once Baron Davis recovers from a serious knee injury.