7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G G. Hill
G C. Lee
G M. Ellis
F N. Batum
F P. George
F M. Williams
F M. Turner
C C. Zeller
C I. Mahinmi
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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.