Hornets at Nuggets
9 p.m., Pepsi Center
TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ AM-610
Matchup to Watch
Ty Lawson vs. Brian Roberts: Lawson, the former North Carolina star, is as quick with the ball as any point guard in the NBA, so Roberts has a busy night ahead defensively.
• The Nuggets have already been involved in several deals this season, the most prominent sending center Timofey Mozgov to the Cleveland Cavaliers replacing the injured Anderson Varejao.
• The Hornets had some interest in Arron Afflalo last summer. Instead, the Orlando Magic traded him to Denver.
• The Hornets hope to get back Marvin Williams from a concussion for this game.
• Hornets guard P.J. Hairston sprained his left ankle in practice Friday. He’s questionable for the Nuggets game.
Did you know?
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is capable of some incredible rebounding games. He grabbed 25 boards in 30 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 26.
|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, B. Roberts||6.8||1.3||G, T. Lawson||171||3.3|
|G, G. Henderson||10.5||2.3||G, A. Afflalo||15.2||3.6|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.0||7.0||F, W. Chandler||14.1||6.0|
|F, C. Zeller||7.6||5.7||F, K. Faried||11.9||9.0|
|C, A. Jefferson||17.4||8.2||C, J. Nurkic||6.6||5.9|