CHARLOTTE, NC — The Atlanta Hawks (1-0) will meet the Charlotte Hornets (0-1) in a Southeast Division matchup at Spectrum Center.
Hawks guard Dennis Schroder put up 26 shots to score 28 points (13/26 FG, 1/3 3PM, 1/2 FT) while dishing 7 assists to teammates. Marco Belinelli (20 points), rookie John Collins (14 points), and Taurean Prince (10 points, 10 rebounds) combined to lead Atlanta to a 117-111 win against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday night.
Hornets guard Nicolas Batum is out 6-8 weeks (torn ligament left elbow). Forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed game one due to personal matters (no word yet on availability for Friday).
Kemba Walker pumped in 24 points, with 6 rebounds and 4 assists against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Dwight Howard started his career as a Hornet with 10 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks.
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