Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: vs. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is in the top handful of NBA players this season.
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is in the top handful of NBA players this season. Getty Images

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

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

Projected Starters

Hornets

Spurs

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

21.4

4.5

G T. Parker

12.2

2.5

G C. Lee

9.8

2.5

G D. Green

7.4

3.9

F N. Batum

14.8

6.3

F K. Leonard

21.0

6.7

F M. Williams

11.6

6.8

F L. Aldridge

17.7

8.4

C C. Zeller

9.06

6.2

C T. Duncan

8.5

7.4

Matchup to Watch

Kawhi Leonard vs. Nic Batum: Leonard is in the top handful of players in the NBA. Batum is having a big season after the trade from Portland to Charlotte.

Observations

▪  The Spurs – arguably the best franchise in major league sports – made over the roster with the signing of LaMarcus Aldridge and adding David West to the bench.

▪  The Spurs are coming off a home victory over the Golden State Warriors, their toughest competition to win the Western Conference.

Tap-ins

▪  The Hornets have lost 10 in a row to the Spurs. They lost by 20 in San Antonio earlier this season.

▪  The Hornets got back reserve center Spencer Hawes, who missed 15 games with a lower back strain.

Did you know?

Hornets assistant coach Bob Weiss coached the Spurs from 1986 through 1988.

Rick Bonnell

 
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