Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Gameday: Season finale at Atlanta Hawks features potential history

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard is smashing the team record for field goal percentage in a season.
Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard is smashing the team record for field goal percentage in a season. AP

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Hawks

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist

9.1

7.0

F, E. Ilyasova

10.2

5.9

F, M. Williams

11.3

6.6

F, P. Millsap

18.2

7.7

C, C. Zeller

10.4

6.6

C, D. Howard

13.5

12.7

G, N. Batum

15.4

6.3

G, T. Hardaway Jr.

14.5

2.8

G, K. Walker

23.2

5.5 apg

G, D. Schroder

18.0

6.3 apg

Matchup to Watch

Cody Zeller vs. Dwight Howard: Zeller will be faced with the stiff task of trying to limit Howard on the boards.

Observations

▪  Nic Batum has recorded 1,153 points, 475 rebounds, 443 assists and 191 turnovers this season. If he reaches 450 assists and stays below 200 turnovers, he’ll become just the fourth player in NBA history to total over 1,000 points, 450 rebounds, 450 assists and fewer than 200 turnovers.

▪  Millsap made his first start on Sunday afternoon against the Cavaliers since returning from left knee synovitis that held him out for eight games.

Tap-ins

▪  The Hornets are 10-5 against Southeastern Division teams, which is the best mark among teams in the division.

▪  Charlotte entered Monday averaging 11.5 turnovers, the fewest in the NBA this season and the third-fewest in league history.

Did you know?

Howard is shooting 63 percent from the field this season. Mike Glenn holds the Hawks’ single-season record having shot 58.8 percent during the 1984-85 campaign.

Pat James

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