Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Milwaukee Bucks

Head coach Steve Clifford and the Charlotte Hornets close out the month of February with five consecutive road games.
Head coach Steve Clifford and the Charlotte Hornets close out the month of February with five consecutive road games. Getty Images

8 p.m., Harris Bradley Center

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Bucks

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

20.5

4.4

G O. Mayo

8.5

2.5

TBD

F K. Middleton

17.9

3.8

F N. Batum

14.9

6.5

F G. A’kounmpo

15.9

7.1

F M. Williams

10.5

6.6

F J. Parker

11.3

4.7

C C. Zeller

8.8

6.2

C Mi. Plumlee

3.0

2.5

Matchup to Watch

Jabari Parker vs. Marvin Williams or Nic Batum: The Hornets didn’t match up well with the Bucks’ length last time they played.

Observations

▪  The Hornets get back center Al Jefferson Friday. He had knee surgery six weeks ago to repair a torn meniscus.

▪  New Hornet Courtney Lee missed most of practice Thursday while completing his physical. So his debut with his new team will likely be delayed until Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets.

Tap-ins

▪  This is the first of five consecutive road games to end the month of February for the Hornets. The CIAA tournament takes over Time Warner Cable Arena.

▪  Hornets backup center Spencer Hawes is out with a lower back strain.

Did you know?

The Hornets have won eight of their last 10 meetings with the Bucks.

Rick Bonnell

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