Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: versus the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) is a future Hall-of-Famer who is still good for 30 minutes a game. Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams will be matched against him on Monday night.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) is a future Hall-of-Famer who is still good for 30 minutes a game. Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams will be matched against him on Monday night. AP

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Mavericks

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

21.3

4.4

G. D. Williams

13.9

3.0

G C. Lee

9.8

2.5

G W. Matthews

12.1

2.9

F N. Batum

14.5

6.3

F C. Parsons

13.7

4.6

F M. Williams

11.1

6.8

F D. Nowitzki

18.0

6.6

C C. Zeller

9.1

6.2

C Z. Pachulia

9.5

10.4

Matchup to Watch

Dirk Nowitzki vs. Marvin Williams: Nowitzki is a future Hall-of-Famer who is still good for 30 minutes a game. Williams has probably been the Hornets’ best defender with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out.

Observations

▪  The Hornets won in Dallas – a rarity – in the first meeting of this matchup in November.

▪  The Mavericks are on a five-game losing streak after falling at home to the Indiana Pacers Saturday afternoon.

Tap-ins

▪  The Mavericks signed veteran forward David Lee after he accepted a buyout with the Boston Celtics.

▪  The Hornets’ victory in Dallas broke a 21-game losing streak in this series.

Did you know?

The then-Bobcats took Zaza Pachulia in the 2004 expansion draft, trading him on to the Milwaukee Bucks in a pre-arranged deal.

Rick Bonnell

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