Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards: Monday’s preview

Hornets at Wizards

7 p.m., Verizon Center

TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Matchup to Watch

Bradley Beal vs. Gerald Henderson: Beal is a big-time jump-shooter. Henderson’s strengths are more as a driver and defender.

Observations

• For the straight second game, the Hornets will face a point guard who averages a double-double in points and assists. Saturday it was the Nuggets’ Ty Lawson. Monday it’s the Wizards’ John Wall.



• Paul Pierce is 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with more than 25,000 points.



Tap-ins

• The Hornets hope to get forward Marvin Williams (concussion) back for this game.



• Wall has been suffering from migraine headaches and an ankle injury, but had a near-triple double in Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors.



Did you know?

Wall already has 26 double-doubles this season.

Projected Starters

Hornets Wizards
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G Brian Roberts 6.8 1.1 G J. Wall 17.4 4.5
G Gerald Henderson 10.4 2.8 G B. Beal 15.1 3.7
F M. Kidd-Gilchrist 10.2 7.2 F P. Pierce 12.9 4.5
F C. Zeller 7.9 5.7 F Nene 11.2 5.2
C A. Jefferson 17.3 8.2 C M. Gortat 11.8 8.0

Rick Bonnell

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