Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Gameday: vs. the Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives around Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) and Raul Neto, center, in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives around Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) and Raul Neto, center, in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. AP

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: Fox Sports Southeast. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.

Projected Starters

Hornets

Warriors

Pos, Player

Ppg

Rpg

Pos, Player

Ppg

Rpg

G K. Walker

18.4

3.6

G S. Curry

31.6

5.2

G N. Batum

16.8

6.2

G K. Thompson

16.3

3.5

F P. Hairston

4.5

2.4

F B. Rush

3.9

2.4

F M. Williams

10.4

7.0

F D. Green

13.2

8.2

C C. Zeller

6.8

5.0

C A. Bogut

6.6

6.1

Matchup to Watch

Stephen Curry vs. Kemba Walker: Former Davidson star Curry is playing even better than he did as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player last season.

Observations

▪ The Warriors are on an NBA-record 19-game season-opening winning streak. It also is the third-longest overall winning streak in league history. They lead the NBA in points per game, field-goal percentage, 3-point percentage and assists per game.

▪ Cody Zeller will start at center for the Hornets in place of injured Al Jefferson. The Hornets need to find alternative ways to create post offense with Jefferson out two-three weeks with a calf strain. Zeller and wing players Nic Batum and Jeremy Lamb are possibilities.

Tap-ins

▪ The Hornets will honor Dell Curry at halftime on the one night this season son Stephen will play in Charlotte. Dell is the Hornets’ career scoring leader with 9,839 points.

▪ Warriors forward and former North Carolina star Harrison Barnes has been out with a sprained left ankle. … Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is listed as questionable with a sprained right ankle.

Did you know?

As of Monday, Curry has made more 3-pointers this season (94) than either the Minnesota Timberwolves (92) or the Brooklyn Nets (81).

Rick Bonnell

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