7 p.m., Spectrum Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G I. Thomas
G N. Batum
G A. Bradley
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist
F J. Crowder
F M. Williams
F A. Johnson
C R. Hibbert
C A. Horford
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Al Horford vs. Roy Hibbert: Horford’s shooting range will make Hibbert guard well outside the lane. This matchup could cause the Hornets to go small, to get a power forward matched with Horford.
▪ This is the Hornets’ first set of games on back-to-back nights this season. The Celtics were in Charlotte Friday after losing at Chicago Thursday night. The Hornets played at Miami Friday.
▪ The Celtics won both games in Charlotte last season after the Hornets won in Boston early in the season.
▪ Hornets center Cody Zeller’s brother, Tyler, plays for the Celtics. Cody missed the two preseason exhibitions against the Celtics due to a knee bruise.
▪ Injuries to Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) and Marcus Smart (left ankle sprain) have weakened the Celtics’ bench.
Did you know?
Last season, ex-Atlanta Hawk Horford was one of just five NBA players to compile at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 blocks.