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Charlotte Hornets Gameday: vs. the Houston Rockets

Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams discusses season

Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams discusses his season after matching a career-high with 5 3-pointers Friday against the Detroit Pistons.
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Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams discusses his season after matching a career-high with 5 3-pointers Friday against the Detroit Pistons.

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Rockets

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

21.4

4.5

G P. Beverley

9.6

3.3

G C. Lee

9.7

2.4

G J. Harden

29.0

6.4

F N. Batum

14.4

6.3

F T. Ariza

12.5

4.5

F M. Williams

10.9

6.8

F D. Motiejunas

14.0

5.2

C C. Zeller

9.1

6.2

C D. Howard

15.0

12.1

Matchup to Watch

James Harden vs. Courtney Lee: Harden is as hard to defend as any shooting guard in the NBA. He averages 10.6 free-throw attempts per game this season.

Observations

▪  There were rumors the Hornets inquired about the availability of Rockets center Dwight Howard before the trade deadline.

▪  This is the second of a back-to-back set of games for both teams. The difference is the Hornets didn’t have to fly between games. The Rockets played in Boston Friday.

Tap-ins

▪  The Hornets shot just 38 percent from the field over the last three matchups with the Rockets.

▪  Hornets forward Al Jefferson has missed the last three games against the Rockets.

Did you know?

The Hornets have lost their last 10 meetings with the Rockets.

Rick Bonnell

 
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