7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden
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 R. Hibbert
C J. Noah
Matchup to Watch
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Carmelo Anthony vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Anthony’s time with the Knicks hasn’t been particularly successful, but he’s still one of the most gifted scorers in the NBA.
▪ The Hornets and Knicks split the first two games of this season’s series. Friday night decides it, in a three-game set.
▪ The Knicks made some major, and expensive, changes in the offseason, acquiring Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and former Hornet Courtney Lee. The results have been underwhelming.
▪ The Hornets play four of their next five on the road, after the longest home stand of the season -- five games at Spectrum Center, in which the Hornets went 3-2.
▪ The Knicks haven’t won a season series with the Hornets since the 2012-13 season.
Did you know?
Anthony’s 62 points in a 2014 game is the most ever scored on the Hornets.