Five fearless predictions for Sunday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Minnesota Timberwolves:
1. Plenty of points for the Hornets
The Timberwolves have allowed an average of 113 points and 51 percent from the field. That must drive coach Tom Thibodeau nuts.
2. Hornets will give up a lot of 3s
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The Wolves shoot 37 percent from the 3-point arc. The Hornets’ first priority is protecting the lane; sometimes their close-outs aren’t so great.
3. KAT will be trouble for Howard
Minnesota 7-footer Karl-Anthony Towns’ varied offensive skills likely means Hornets center Dwight Howard will be outside the lane on defense.
4. Monk will bounce back
Hornets rookie Malik Monk, the 11th overall pick, was bad Friday in San Antonio. He’s good at not letting one poor performance bleed into the next game.
5. Hornets 108, Wolves 103
Kemba Walker wasn’t good in San Antonio A hunch he’ll make up for that Sunday.
Hornets at Timberwolves
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Fox Sports Southeast /WFNZ 610-AM