Hornets at Pacers
7 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G, K. Walker
G, G. Hill
G, G. Henderson
G, C. Miles
F, J. Taylor
F, S. Hill
F, Ma. Williams
F, D. West
C, A. Jefferson
C, R. Hibbert
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Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker vs. George Hill: Particularly with center Al Jefferson hurting, Walker’s performance is essential to any chance the Hornets have of reaching the playoffs.
▪ The Pacers continue to play without Paul George, recovering from a fractured leg over the summer. There was some expectation George could play in the latter stages of the season.
▪ The Pacers have been in somewhat a nosedive of late, losing nine of their past 11 games.
▪ The Hornets didn’t practice Thursday. Coach Steve Clifford said Wednesday he did not anticipate power forward Cody Zeller (shoulder sprain), who grew up in Indiana, to play Friday.
▪ The Hornets and Pacers are first and second in the NBA this season in defensive-rebound percentage, a statistic Clifford greatly values.
Did you know?
Coach Frank Vogel has 199 victories with the Pacers. He has passed Larry Brown (190) for most wins in Pacers NBA history.