Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks: Friday’s Preview

Hornets vs. Knicks

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

Carmelo Anthony vs. Lance Stephenson et al: Anthony once scored 62 points on the then-Bobcats. His rare mix of size and skill make him a matchup nightmare.

Observations

• Anthony recently reached 20,000 career points, one of only eight active players to reach that milestone.



•  Point guard Jose Calderon has changed teams a lot in the NBA, but he’s valuable as an organizer, which the Knicks badly needed while transitioning to the triangle offense.



Tap-ins

• This is the first time in six games the Hornets play an opponent with a sub-.500 record.



• The Hornets are listing Gary Neal (sprained shoulder) as questionable for the Knicks game.



Did you know?

Original Charlotte Hornet Kurt Rambis is now associate head coach with the Knicks.

Rick Bonnell

Projected Starters

Hornets Knicks
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 14.5 4.6 G, J. Calderon 10.7 4.5
G, G. Henderson 7 2.4 G, I. Shumpert 10.8 3.4
F, L. Stephenson 10.1 7.7 F, Q. Acy 5.1 5.6
F, M. Williams 6.3 3.1 F, C. Anthony 23.5 6.1
C, A. Jefferson 19.7 7.5 C, S. Dalembert 4 5.3
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