Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: vs. the Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George defends Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum in a Feb. 10 game in Indianapolis.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George defends Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum in a Feb. 10 game in Indianapolis. Getty Images

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Pacers

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

20.6

4.4

G G. Hill

12.5

4.1

G C. Lee

7.4

2.8

G M. Ellis

14.3

3.2

F N. Batum

14.2

6.4

F P. George

23.4

7.1

F M. Williams

10.8

6.8

F M. Turner

10.7

5.1

C C. Zeller

7.4

6.1

C I. Mahinmi

8.6

7.1

Matchup to Watch

Paul George vs. Nic Batum: George is having a great season after playing a handful of games the previous season following a compound fracture suffered during Team USA summer activity.

Observations

▪  The Hornets have already clinched a tiebreaker over the Pacers, having won the first two of a three-game season series.

▪  The Hornets are surging toward a playoff berth, having won eight of their last 10 games.

Tap-ins

▪  The Pacers are fourth in the NBA in steals at 8.07 per game. When the Hornets struggle, it’s often due to heightened turnovers.

▪  The Pacers are playing more small ball this season, increasing their tempo. They average about five more points per game this season than last season.

Did you know?

Prior to this season, the Hornets had lost eight of 10 meetings with the Pacers.

Rick Bonnell

 
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