Hornets vs. Trail Blazers
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||14.7||4.8||G D. Lillard||20.2||5.5|
|G, G. Henderson||5.7||2.1||G W. Matthews||15.4||4.2|
|F, L. Stephenson||9.8||8.3||F N. Batum||9.3||6.9|
|F, M. Williams||6.7||3.2||F L.Aldridge||21.3||8.6|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.7||7.5||C R. Lopez||11.6||7.1|
Matchup to Watch
LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Marvin Williams/Cody Zeller: Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Blazers’ 23-point comeback to beat the Hornets in Portland. That game was won on Blazers second-chance points and Aldridge was central to that.
• The Blazers are already 6-0 this season against the Eastern Conference. They are on a seven-game winning streak, among the hottest teams in the NBA.
• The Blazers outscored the Hornets 27-15 in the fourth quarter earlier this month to finish off their comeback.
• The Hornets are listing P.J. Hairston (sprained right ankle) as probable tonight and Gary Neal (sprained left shoulder) as doubtful. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right foot stress reaction) is out.
• The Blazers shoot 40 percent from 3-point range, a big concern for a Hornets team that gave up 15 3s to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday.
Did you know?
Strangely enough the then-Bobcats beat the Blazers by 30 points at home and lost to them by 30 in Portland last season.