Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: versus Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) has surged offensively in the month of March.
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) has surged offensively in the month of March. AP

6 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Nuggets

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

21.4

4.5

G E. Mudiay

12.3

3.3

G C. Lee

9.8

2.5

G G. Harris

12

2.9

F N. Batum

14.8

6.3

F J. Sampson

4.8

2.6

F M. Williams

11.6

6.8

F K. Faried

12.9

8.8

C C. Zeller

9.0

6.3

C N. Jokic

10

6.4

Matchup to Watch

Kemba Walker vs. Emmanuel Mudiay: Walker might be the NBA’s Most Improved Player. Mudiay was the Nuggets’ lottery pick.

Observations

▪ The Hornets list Cody Zeller as questionable with a bruised knee. He sat the second half of Thursday’s victory in Miami. Spencer Hawes, who has been out for a while with a sore lower back, is listed as questionable also.

▪ The Nuggets lost two important pieces this season in forward Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Wilson Chandler (hip surgery).

Tap-ins

▪ Note the 6 p.m. tip-off, an hour earlier than usual. This was at the request of the NBA, to accommodate an international broadcast of the game.

▪ Like the Hornets, the Nuggets have a strong bench this season. The reserves scored 75 points recently against the Washington Wizards.

Did you know?

Rookie Mudiay has hit a different stride in March, averaging 19.4 points and six assists, while shooting 46 percent from the field.

Rick Bonnell

 
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