7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G K. Irving
G Jeremy Lin
G. J. Smith
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist
F L. James
F M. Williams
F K. Love
C S. Hawes
C T. Thompson
Matchup to Watch
Lebron James vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Kidd-Gilchrist recently returned to the active roster more than two months ahead of the original projection for recovery from shoulder surgery.
▪ This is the first of four home games in a row, but three of the four opponents – the Cavs, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls – are among the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
▪ The Hornets have failed to top 90 points in any of their last four meetings with the Cavaliers.
▪ Hornets shooting guard Nic Batum, who has struggled with a toe injury, is listed as doubtful for this game.
▪ Jeremy Lamb (toe), Cody Zeller (shoulder) and Kemba Walker (knee) are all questionable.
Did you know?
The last time the Hornets beat a team that included James was during James’ first stint with the Cavaliers.