Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Brooklyn Nets

Center Brook Lopez remains from a Brooklyn Nets roster that once included Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.
Center Brook Lopez remains from a Brooklyn Nets roster that once included Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. AP

7:30 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

21.3

4.5

G D. Sloan

7.1

3.0

G C. Lee

9.8

2.5

G W. Ellington

7.7

2.3

F N. Batum

15

6.3

F B. Bogdanovic

10.9

3.3

F M. Williams

11.5

6.8

F T. Young

15.3

9.2

C C. Zeller

9.0

6.2

C B. Lopez

20.6

8.0

Matchup to Watch

Brook Lopez vs. Cody Zeller: Lopez is the only real carryover starter from a Nets roster built to chase a championship two seasons ago.

Observations

▪  This is the first of four consecutive road games for the Hornets. They have only three more home games.

▪  Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic has excelled of late; he had a 44-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Tap-ins

▪  The Nets broke up their veteran team, negotiating buyouts with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.

▪  Former North Carolina player Wayne Ellington had a season-high 26 points on a career-high seven 3-pointers made versus the Miami Heat.

Did you know?

Lopez will become just the second player in Nets history to play eight full seasons with the franchise (the first was Buck Williams).

Rick Bonnell

 
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