Hornets at Hawks
7:30 p.m., Philips Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||14.7||4.8||G, J. Teague||18.3||2.2|
|G, G. Henderson||6.4||2.3||G, K. Korver||13.1||4.2|
|F, L. Stephenson||9.7||8.1||F, D. Carroll||11.9||6.0|
|F, C. Zeller||8.4||4.8||F, P. Millsap||16.9||8.3|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.7||7.0||C, A. Horford||14.0||6.4|
Matchup to Watch
Paul Millsap vs. Cody Zeller: Millsap now has 3-point range, in addition to his drive game, which makes him a very versatile power forward. Zeller struggled to guard him as a rookie, but he’s rapidly improving.
• The Hornets/Bobcats have won the past two meetings with the Hawks, but prior to that Atlanta had won 11 in a row. The Hawks have good shooters (fifth in field-goal percentage at 46.6) and make quick decisions with the ball.
• Former Wake Forest point guard Jeff Teague has emerged as a star in Atlanta, shooting 47 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point range.
• This is the fifth game in seven nights for the Hornets, but the schedule will lighten up after this: Three days off and only one road game in two weeks.
• Power forward Marvin Williams missed Friday’s game agaainst Golden State and likely is to miss the Hawks’ game, too. He has a shoulder strain.
Did you know?
Hornets center Al Jefferson’s best game this seson was the previous matchup with the Hawks – 34 points with 15-of-24 shooting, plus nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks.