Hornets at Raptors
7:30 p.m., Air Canada Centre
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
Matchup to Watch
Kyle Lowry vs. Kemba Walker: Lowry had a tremendous second half of last season. The Raptors contemplated trading him, but his worth at point guard was such that he’s now a core asset.
• The then-Bobcats swept the Raptors last season, but that’s somewhat misleading in that two of those three games were early in the season when the Raptors were losing regularly.
• Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has been hurt, but that hasn’t slowed the Raptors – they’re 11-7 in his absence.
• The Raptors are coming off a long West Coast trip in which they went 2-4.
• The last game in this series was nearly a year ago – Jan. 20, 2014.
Did you know?
The Raptors, who are averaging 108.1 points per game, are 13-0 this season when holding an opponent to less than 100 points.
|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, K. Walker||18.1||3.8||G, K. Lowry||20.6||4.7|
|G, G. Henderson||9.1||2.7||G, T. Ross||12.1||3.5|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.7||6.2||F, L. Fields||3.0||1.6|
|F, C. Zeller||8.0||5.4||F, A. Johnson||9.5||5.5|
|C, B. Biyombo||3.5||5.4||C, J. Vanlanciunas||12.5||8.6|