Five fearless predictions for Friday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Milwaukee Bucks:
1. You’ll see a ton of free throws
The Hornets are good at minimizing fouls, but the last time these teams played (Oct. 23) they combined for 52 trips to the foul line.
2. MKG will have an exhausting night.
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Based on the first game, Hornets coach Steve Clifford will likely start Marvin Williams guarding Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. But Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is an option, after he defended Memphis point guard Mike Conley so well Monday.
3. Cody Zeller with a heavier load
Center Zeller looked dramatically more active in Memphis, his second game back from a knee bruise. Right now, he’s the Hornets’ best non-starter, and the bench is a shaky proposition.
4. Superman returns to form
In Memphis, Dwight Howard had his first game as a Hornet without posting great stats. He’ll be back to double-double productivity at Spectrum Center.
5. Hornets 103, Bucks 100
Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has had back-to-back masterful games. Three in a row?
Bucks at Hornets
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Fox Sports Southeast /WFNZ 610-AM