Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets- Los Angeles Clippers pre-game report

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers (left) has a sideline discussion with former Wake Forest star Chris Paul.
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers (left) has a sideline discussion with former Wake Forest star Chris Paul. AP

Hornets at Clippers

10:30 p.m., Staples Center

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.

Projected Starters

Hornets

Clippers

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G Mo Williams

14.2

2.4

G C. Paul

18.4

4.7

G G. Henderson

11.6

3.3

G J. Redick

15.3

2.1

F M. Kidd-Gilchrist

11.0

7.6

F M. Barnes

10.1

3.9

F Ma. Williams

7.1

4.5

F B. Griffin

22.3

7.6

C A. Jefferson

17.2

8.8

C D. Jordan

11.3

14.7

Matchup to Watch

Chris Paul vs. Mo Williams: Williams’ defensive limitations could make this one of those games where Michael Kidd-Gilchrist switches over to try to contain a point guard’s penetration.

Observations

▪ The Clippers got back power forward Blake Griffin after he missed 15 games with an elbow injury.

▪ Doc Rivers is now coaching his son, former Duke star Austin Rivers, acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Tap-ins

▪ This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Hornets after they played at the Utah Jazz on Monday.

▪ The Clippers have one of the top reserves in the league in Jamal Crawford.

Did you know?

The Hornets broke a six-game losing streak to the Clippers when they won in Charlotte last January.

Rick Bonnell

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