▪ Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said the earliest Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained ankle) or Cody Zeller (sprained shoulder) would play again is Tuesday in Miami.
▪ It must have been that much harder for Lance Stephenson, not being in the Hornets’ rotation against the Indiana Pacers, his former team. People asked me constantly Friday what has become of Stephenson in Charlotte.
▪ The Pacers have home games Friday (Hornets) and Sunday (Heat) interspersed with Indianapolis hosting the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was hard to tell Friday whether basketball fans descending on the city changed much about Pacers attendance.
▪ While Zeller was in street clothes for this game in his home state, several replicas of Zeller’s No. 40 Hornets jersey were in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse stands.