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
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.