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San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on FSSW. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The matchup is the first of two this season, between the Spurs and Hornets.

How will the Spurs fare against the Hornets? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 23-16 overall and 10-10 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 101-93 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday night. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 14 points.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are 15-24 overall and 8-12 at home. The Hornets are coming off a 110-82 win against the New York Knicks. Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 28 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard– Kawhi Leonard is out with a bruise on his right hand.

Marco Belinelli– Marco Belinelli is questionable with a left groin injury.

Charlotte Hornets

Al Jefferson– Al Jefferson is out with a groin injury.

Lance Stephenson– Lance Stephenson is probable with a pelvis injury.

Players to Watch For Charlotte Hornets

Kemba Walker – Kemba Walker has been on a tear as of late and it shows, as he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. On the season he is averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4 rebounds. In the last 10 games Walker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists. If Walker keeps this up he will be an All-Star this season.

Gerald Henderson – With Al Jefferson out many Hornets have had to step and Gerald Henderson is one of them. On the season Henderson is averaging 9.8 points, but in his last 10 games, he has averaged 13.6 points.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist isn’t one to necessarily light up the scoreboard with his scoring ability. Kidd-Gilchrist can do other things, he can rebound and defend well. He is averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds.

Prediction

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With Kemba Walker playing so well and the Hornets having won five straight, you would think “trap game” for the Spurs. Wrong. The Spurs will be motivated after losing to the Wizards last night and will wear down the Hornets with their depth. Don’t expect a blowout either, the Hornets will keep it close!

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