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Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Atlanta Hawks

Hornets coach gives update before Hawks game

Hornets coach Steve Clifford on the matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford on the matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.

3:30 p.m., Philips Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Hawks

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

20.7

4.3

G J. Teague

15.1

2.6

G C. Lee

6.5

3.0

G K. Korver

9.4

3.3

F N. Batum

14.6

6.5

F K. Bazemore

11.9

4.9

F M. Williams

10.6

6.7

F P. Millsap

17.7

8.6

C C. Zeller

9.1

6.1

C A. Horford

15.4

5.0

Matchup to Watch

Marvin Williams vs. Paul Millsap: Both these guys represent how power forwards have evolved from pure inside players in past eras to 3-point threats now.

Observations

▪  The Hornets have had some recent success against the Hawks after losing 11 consecutive games in this series.

▪  Winning this game would give the Hawks the season series 3-1 and a potential tiebreaker over the Hornets.

Tap-ins

▪  This is the last of six consecutive road games for the Hornets, who vacated Time Warner Cable Arena because of the CIAA tournament. Eight of the next nine games are at home.

▪  Hawks center Al Horford figures to draw considerable interest this summer as an unrestricted free agent, just as new national television money will raise the salary cap considerably.

Did you know?

The Hornets’ largest lead this season was 35 points, over the Hawks on Jan. 13.

Rick Bonnell

 
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