5 p.m., Spectrum Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G R. Felton
G N. Batum
G J. Redick
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist
G A. Rivers
F M. Williams
F B. Griffin
C C. Zeller
C D. Jordan
Matchup to Watch
Blake Griffin vs. Marvin Williams: Griffin is a versatile scorer at power forward and Williams has been the Hornets’ top defender this season.
▪ The Clippers are trying to overcome the loss of former Wake Forest star Chris Paul, who is out with a ligament tear in his left thumb. The Clippers have gone with a three-guard starting lineup, with Austin Rivers as a defacto small forward.
▪ The Hornets welcomed back center Cody Zeller from a seven-game absence with a quad contusion, but he had to leave Thursday’s loss to the Houton Rockets with soreness in the same quad.
▪ This is an early tipoff, to accommodate an international telecast.
▪ The Clippers have turned to former Bobcat Raymond Felton to fill in for Paul.
Did you know?
Paul has made the All-NBA team eight times in his 11 seasons.