Hornets vs. Nets
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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Kemba Walker vs. Deron Williams: Williams has had some huge games against this franchise. He’s one of the bigger, more physical point guards, which can be a problem to the relatively small Walker.
• This is the sixth set of back-to-back games for the Hornets already about one-quarter into an 82-game regular season. That’s rough.
• The Nets have been floating along at just below .500, but they’ve had some strong moments, including a home victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
• The Nets have been without some key pieces lately; Joe Johnson missed four days with the flu and Brook Lopez has been recovering from a lower back strain.
• The recent injuries have opened up some minutes for former Duke big man Mason Plumlee.
Did you know?
Just two current Brooklyn players – Plumlee and Lopez – were drafted by the Nets. By comparison, eight current Hornets were drafted by the franchise.
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||14.5||4.6||G, D. Williams||17.1||3.4|
|G, G. Henderson||7.8||2.4||G, J. Johnson||15.7||5.0|
|F, L. Stephenson||10.5||7.4||F, S. Karasev||2.4||1.4|
|F, C. Zeller||8.6||5.2||F, K. Garnett||7.8||8.2|
|C, A. Jefferson||19.7||8.0||C, M. Plumlee||5.2||4.8|