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Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks gamethread

The Hornets are stupid levels of injured. The Knicks are kind of fun. Maybe the game will be fun?

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets are so incredibly injured right now it's truly amazing that the entire floor hasn't fallen out from under them. Missing Al Jefferson for as long as they have has been difficult enough on them, but Nicolas Batum constantly being in and out of the lineup has made things worse. Then, to pile on, the Hornets have had stretches without Cody Zeller, Spencer Hawes, or Jeremy Lin. At some point this group has to be completely healthy right?

Luckily for Charlotte they have a great coach in Steve Clifford, that is pulling out every last bit of talent he can from the remaining roster, and an All-Star in Kemba Walker. The zone that Walker has been in since the New Year has truly been spectacular. He's had some stinkers of course, but when the Hornets have needed him most he's stepped up. Now to see if the Hornets can make the most of his efforts and hold the line until they're back to full strength.

Projected Starting Lineups

Charlotte Hornets

PG: Kemba Walker

SG: Jeremy Lin

SF: P.J. Hairston

PF: Marvin Williams

C: Spencer Hawes

Injury Report: Nicolas Batum (OUT), Cody Zeller (OUT), Jeremy Lamb (OUT)

New York Knicks

PG: Jose Calderon

SG: Arron Afflalo

SF: Carmelo Anthony

PF: Kristaps Porzingis

C: Robin Lopez