7 p.m., Spectrum Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G J. Harden
G N. Batum
G. P. Beverley
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist
F T. Ariza
F M. William
F R. Anderson
C C. Capela
Matchup to Watch
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James Harden vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist/etc.: Harden is a contender for NBA Most Valuable Player. Kidd-Gilchrist is a logical first option defensively. Several players might take a turn guarding Harden.
▪ The Hornets hope to get back center Cody Zeller, who is listed as questional with a quad contusion. He has missed the past seven games with that injury.
▪ The Rockets had a huge night in 3-point shooting in their victory over the Hornets in Houston this season. They made 17 of their 39 attempts.
▪ While the Hornets have lost 12 in a row in Houston, they won last season’s home game against the Rockets.
▪ The Hornets will be without backup point guard Ramon Sessions four to six weeks after he had surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus.
Did you know?
Harden totaled 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in his last meeting with the Hornets.