Hornets at Celtics
7:30 p.m., TD Garden
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Jeff Green: With Rajon Rondo traded to Dallas, the Celtics are in full-blown rebuild mode. Small forward Green is the best of a group in transition between the old and the new.
• Former Bobcats All-Star Gerald Wallace has become a very expensive mentor on the Celtics’ bench. They inherited the contract he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.
• Point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, hoping to end his career with a contender. Then he got thrown into the trade for Rondo – a definitive victim of circumstance.
• Former North Carolina center Tyler Zeller has thrived as a starter with the Celtics. He had a career-high 24 points and 14 rebounds Dec. 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
• Kidd-Gilchrist is coming off one of his best games as a pro with 17 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s victory against the Orlando Magic.
Did you know?
It’s not so rare for sets of brothers to play in the NBA, but in the case of Cody and Tyler Zeller, both are starters early in their careers.
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.6||3.8||G, A. Bradley||12.8||2.7|
|G, G. Henderson||8.9||2.7||G, E. Turner||9.4||3.7|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.9||6.1||F, J. Green||18.2||4.5|
|F, C. Zeller||7.7||5.4||F, J. Sullinger||13.5||8.1|
|C, B. Biyombo||3.5||5.3||C, T. Zeller||9.8||5.4|