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San Antonio Spurs vs 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 American Airlines Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The matchup is the second and final matchup of the season. The Spurs beat the Hornets 98-93 on January 14th. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 27 points.

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 29-17 overall and 17-6 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 101-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points and he also had 11 rebounds.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are 19-26 overall and 7-13 on the road. The Hornets are coming off a 76-71 victory over the New York Knicks. Brian Roberts led the Knicks with 17 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

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

Charlotte Hornets

Jannero Pargo– Jannero Pargo is out with a back injury.

Kemba Walker– Kemba Walker is out with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Bismack Biyombo– Bismack Biyombo is out with a bone bruise in his right knee.

Players to Watch For Charlotte Hornets

Al Jefferson– Al Jefferson returned last week after missing three weeks with a groin injury. When healthy Jefferson is an elite offensive weapon. He is averaging 17.4 points and 8 rebounds this season.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist– Michael Kidd-Gilchrist won’t open many eyes with his offense, but he is a terrific defender. At 6″7 with good athleticism and length for a wing, Kidd-Gilchrist makes life difficult for opposing players. He is averaging 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds this season.

Prediction

29. 93. 170. . 108

The Hornets will play hard but with Walker out, they don’t have a chance in San Antonio. The Spurs will have a huge edge with their depth and shooting, as they will pull away by the end of the first half.

Next: San Antonio Spurs: Midseason Review

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