7 p.m., Spectrum Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G D. Rose
G N. Batum
G C. Lee
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist
F C. Anthony
F M. Williams
F K. Porzingis
C C. Zeller
C J. Noah
Matchup to Watch
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Carmelo Anthony vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: One of the best scorers in the NBA at small forward against one of the most versatile defenders at the position.
▪ This is the second game of a back-to-back set with the Knicks. Hornets coach Steve Clifford likes such matchups early in the season because it cuts down on quick-flip scouting during a back-to-back.
▪ Center Cody Zeller is back after missing three games with a sore right shoulder.
▪ This is the third game in four nights for the Hornets, and it doesn’t get easier with a road game in Memphis Monday and a home game Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons.
▪ Former Hornet Courtney Lee signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Knicks in July.
Did you know?
The Hornets-Knicks series (just three games this season) is completed Jan. 27 in New York.