7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G I. Thomas
G N. Batum
G A. Bradley
F P. Hairston
F J. Crowder
F M. Williams
F A. Johnson
C C. Zeller
C J. Sullinger
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Isaiah Thomas vs. Kemba Walker: The Hornets had trouble the second half of last season with Thomas’ improvisational playmaking skills.
▪ Both teams are playing the second night of back-to-back games. The Hornets were in Memphis Friday, while the Celtics had a home game versus the Golden State Warriors.
▪ The Celtics have been playing without guard Marcus Smart, who has been out since Nov. 20 with a left lower-leg injury.
▪ This is the first time this season Cody Zeller will play against older brother Tyler, a Celtics reserve.
▪ Celtics forward Jae Crowder is fifth in the NBA in steals as 2.14 per game.
Did you know?
The Hornets commit the fewest turnovers in the NBA at 12.4 per game. The Celtics force the most turnovers in the league at 18.7.