Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Gameday: vs. Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris scored 24 points in his team’s previous game in Charlotte this season.
Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris scored 24 points in his team’s previous game in Charlotte this season. Getty Images

7 p,m,, Spectrum Center

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Pistons

Pos, Player

Ppg

 Rpg

Pos, Player

Ppg

 Rpg

G K. Walker

22.8

3.6

G R. Jackson

18

1

G N. Batum

13.4

6.1

G K. Caldwell-Pope

15

3.6

F M. Kidd-Gilchrist

9.9

6.9

F M. Morris

14.3

4

F F. Kaminsky

11.4

6.1

F T. Harris

16.8

4.8

C C. Zeller

10.5

6.1

C A. Drummond

14.1

13

Matchup to Watch

Tobias Harris vs. Frank Kaminsky: Harris scored 24 points in the Pistons’ recent win in Charlotte. As a hybrid small/power forward he’s a tough cover for Kaminsky.

Observations

▪  Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson recently returned to the active roster after missing more than a month of games with a left knee injury.

▪  With Jackson back, former Wake Forest star Ish Smith (Central Cabarrus High) becomes the Pistons’ backup point guard.

Tap-ins

▪  Pistsons center Andre Drummond was ejected from the previous Hornets-Pistons game for throwing an elbow at the back of Roy Hibbert’s head.

▪  Pistons forward and former North Carolina player Reggie Bullock is out with a left knee meniscus tear.

Did you know?

Drummond is tied with Sacramnto Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for most games of 20+ points/20+ rebounds since the 2012-13 season. Each has 10 of those games.

Rick Bonnell

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