8 p.m., United Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G D. Rose
G N Batum
G J. Butler
F P. Hairston
F T. Snell
F M. Williams
F N. Mirotic
C C. Zeller
C P. Gasol
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Jimmy Butler vs. P.J. Hairston/Nic Batum: Butler improved last season from a very good player into a star. The Hornets try not to ask Batum to guard the opposing team’s primary scorer until the fourth quarter to avoid foul trouble.
▪ The Bulls have been bringing Joakim Noah off the bench in order to use Nikola Mirotic as a power forward to stretch the floor. But Noah still impacts the game in a major way as a rebounder and ballhandler.
▪ The Hornets drilled the Bulls by 25 in the first game of the series this season, then the Bulls won a rematch in Chicago by five.
▪ This is the first road game the Hornets have played since Nov. 17 in New York. The seven-game homestand was the longest in franchise history.
▪ Butler has at least one steal in his last 24 games, the longest such streak in the NBA.
Did you know?
The Bobcats/Hornets haven’t won a season series with the Bulls since the 2008-09 season.