Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams, front, battles for the ball with Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton, right, during the first half of Friday’s game in Milwaukee.
Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams, front, battles for the ball with Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton, right, during the first half of Friday’s game in Milwaukee. AP

6 p.m., Barclays Center

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Nets

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

20.5

4.4

G D. Sloan

5.9

2.8

G C. Lee

10

2.3

G W. Ellington

7.3

2.2

F N. Batum

14.9

6.5

F J. Johnson

11.5

3.8

F M. Williams

10.5

6.6

F T. Young

15.1

9.1

C C. Zeller

8.8

6.2

C B. Lopez

20.2

8.2

Matchup to Watch

Cody Zeller versus Brook Lopez: As many times as Lopez has been rumored to be headed out of town he’s still a Net and their best player.

Observations

▪  This should be Hornets debut for shooting guard Courtney Lee, acquired in trade Tuesday, and point guard Jorge Gutierrez, who sources say will be signed to fill the 15th roster spot.

▪  The Hornets are on a four-game winning streak and have won four of their last six on the road.

Tap-ins

▪  The Nets had a nice start to their post-All-Star break week, beating the crosstown rival New York Knicks at home Friday.

▪  Thaddeus Young has become decent compensation for the Nets sending Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves.

Did you know?

The Nets are one of five NBA franchises new Hornet Lee has played for.

Rick Bonnell

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