Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: Hornets vs. Bulls

Hornets vs. Bulls

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth, NBATV. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610 AM

Projected Starters

Hornets Bulls
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 14.0 4.6 G, D. Rose 16.1 3.0
G, G. Henderson 6..8 2.3 G, J. Butler 21.9 5.7
F, L. Stephenson 9.6 7.7 F, M. Dunleavy 9.8 3.9
F, C. Zeller 8.5 5.2 F, P. Gasol 19.4 11
C, A. Jefferson 20.0 7.5 C, J. Noah 8.1 9.6

Matchup to Watch

Pau Gasol vs. Cody Zeller: Gasol has the potential to do serious damage to a Hornets squad depleted at power forward.

Observations

• Jimmy Butler is making a cool case for most improved player. People saw him as a defensive specialist, but now he’s getting it done at both ends.



• The Bobcats pursued Mike Dunleavy in free agency a few years ago. It would have been a good pick up.



Tap-ins

• Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (stress reaction in right foot) is out. Gary Neal and Marvin Williams (shoulder injuries) are listed as questionable, although neither was able to scrimmage during practice Tuesday.



• Bulls rookie Doug McDermott missed Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with a knee injury.



Did you know?

The Bulls and the Golden State Warriors have the most road victories in the NBA this season, with nine each.

Rick Bonnell

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