Hornets at Cavaliers
7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
Matchup to Watch
Kyrie Irving vs. Kemba Walker: With new teammate LeBron James such a good facilitator, point guard Irving can concentrate more on attacking offensively. He’s scored at least 20 points in 14 of 22 games this season.
• The Cavaliers lost their last two, on the road to the Thunder and Pelicans, but they’re on an eight-game winning streak against Eastern Conference teams.
• The Cavaliers have lost five in a row to the Bobcats/Hornets, but that was obviously before acquiring James and Kevin Love this off-season.
• It’s possible Hornets coach Steve Clifford re-inserts small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist into the starting lineup beginning this game. That would likely make Gerald Henderson a reserve.
• Cavaliers forward Mike Miller has been out with a concussion.
Did you know?
James just passed Hornets assistant coach Mark Price for most 3-pointers in Cavaliers history (802). James needs 238 more assists to pass Price for that franchise record.
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||14.5||4.8||G K. Irving||20.6||3.1|
|G, G. Henderson||7.8||2.4||G. S. Marion||5.4||3.2|
|F, L. Stephenson||10.5||7.4||F L. James||25.5||5.5|
|F, C. Zeller||8.6||5.2||F. K. Love||17.6||10.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||19.7||8.0||C A. Varejao||10.1||6.9|