Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Detroit Pistons

Detroit Piston Andre Drummond (0) has been one of the NBA’s top centers this season.
Detroit Piston Andre Drummond (0) has been one of the NBA’s top centers this season. AP

7:30 p.m., Palace of Auburn Hills

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Pistons

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

21.1

4.5

G R. Jackson

18.8

3.2

G C. Lee

9.9

2.5

G K. Caldwell-Pope

14.7

3.7

F N. Batum

15.0

6.3

F T. Harris

14.4

6.7

F M. Williams

11.5

6.7

F M. Morris

13.9

4.9

C C. Zeller

9.0

6.3

C. A. Drummond

16.5

14.9

Matchup to Watch

Andre Drummond vs. Cody Zeller: Drummond is having a great season, but for whatever reason he frequently gets in foul trouble when he plays the Hornets.

Observations

▪  The Hornets can sweep the season series with the Pistons with a victory Friday.

▪  Pistons coach-head of player personnel Stan Van Gundy is one of Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s primary mentors. They worked together in Orlando.

Tap-ins

▪  The Pistons made a major trade at the deadline, acquiring forward Tobias Harris from Orlando.

▪  Detroit brought in Marcus Morris from the Phoenix Suns and he’s now a starter.

Did you know?

Tuesday in Brooklyn was the first game Marvin Williams missed this season. He sprained his left ankle, but is expected to play versus the Pistons.

Rick Bonnell

 
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