7 p.m., Spectrum Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist
F, Jimmy Butler
F, Marvin Williams
F, Bobby Portis
C, Cody Zeller
C, Robin Lopez
G, Nicolas Batum
G, Dywane Wade
G, Kemba Walker
G, Jerian Grant
*Sunday’s game not included
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Matchup to Watch
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Jimmy Butler: The last time Butler faced Kidd-Gilchrist and the Hornets (on Jan. 2, a 118-111 Bulls victory in Chicago), he scored 52 points.
▪ Hornets center-forward Frank Kaminsky, who has missed five games with a sprained shoulder, has been upgraded to questionable for the Bulls.
▪ Kidd-Gilchrist has been showing off his jump shot recently. He hit two in a row Saturday against New Orleans (following them with a pair of free throws) to give the Hornets a temporary lead.
▪ The Bulls’ four-game losing streak entering Sunday’s game at Boston was their longest of the season.
▪ Charlotte native Anthony Morrow (Charlotte Latin) was recently traded to the Bulls in a five-player deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
▪ Walker is averaging 27.1 points and 4.1 3-pointers since the All-Star break. He also averages 11.8 points on pick-and-roll plays, second best in the NBA.
Did you know?
With the recent addition of guard Briente Weber, Virginia Commonwealth is tied with Connecticut as the school most represented on the Hornets roster with two (Weber and Treveon Graham, VCU; Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb, UConn).