Who: Charlotte Hornets (4-7) at Indiana Pacers (4-7)
What: Regular Season Game #12
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
PG: Kemba Walker (14.7 PPG) Vs Donald Sloan (12.6 PPG)
SG: Lance Stephenson (9.5 PPG) Vs Solomon Hill (12.6 PPG)
SF: Gerald Henderson* (5.6 PPG) Vs Chris Copeland (14.2 PPG)
PF: Marvin Williams (6.5 PPG) Vs Luis Scola (8.3 PPG)
C: Al Jefferson (20.0 PPG) Vs Roy Hibbert (13.6 PPG)
*Henderson will start tonight with Hairston and MKG both inactive due to injury.
The Hornets are back on the road tonight, after being blown out Monday by the Dallas Mavericks. Fortunately, the Indiana Pacers are off to a slow start. With perennial starters Paul George, David West, and George Hill all out Indiana can struggle to score at times. This should provide the Hornets a much needed break from the shooting of late.
What to Watch For
Lance Stephenson's Return to Indiana: Tonight marks Lance Stephenson first game in Indiana as a visitor. Further, Lance has said he is “nervous” for his return and “worried about getting booed.” Look for Lance to get over the nerves early and then play one of his bests game as a Hornet.
Based upon Charlotte’s play of late there’s plenty of reasons to not pick them in this one. However, I think a big game from Born Ready and a solid game defensively helps the Hornets win this one ugly. Hornets 84-77.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe