Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Gameday: At Orlando Magic

7 p.m., Amway Center

TV: Fox Sports Southeast. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.

Projected Starters

Hornets

Magic

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

18.0

4.1

G E. Payton

11.8

4.2

G N. Batum

17.0

6.7

G E. Fournier

14.6

3.3

F P. Hairston

4.2

2.4

F T. Harris

14.3

7.4

F M. Williams

10.0

7.1

F C. Frye

5.2

3.0

C C. Zeller

8.0

4.8

C N. Vucevic

15.6

8.6

Matchup to Watch

Nikola Vucevic vs. Cody Zeller: Vucevic is strong and burly, the kind of big man who used to be difficult for Zeller to guard. He has improved in that regard.

Observations

▪ The Magic went for experience it they hired Scott Skiles as coach. He previously coached the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

▪ The Magic has some wild gyrations of late – Orlando lost at home by 35 to Cleveland, then it led the Nets by 26 in Brooklyn Monday night.

Tap-ins

▪ The Hornets and Magic have split the past eight meetings.

▪ The Magic made almost 43 percent of its 3-point attempts in Brooklyn.

Did you know?

The Magic went 9-6 in November, its first winning month since March 2012.

Rick Bonnell

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