Look for the Charlotte forward to also spend some time guarding LaMarcus Aldridge in what will ultimately be a tough matchup with the entire Spurs frontcourt.
The last time the Spurs played the Charlotte Hornets, second-year pro Bryn Forbes and veteran forward Rudy Gay came off the bench and combined for 42 points in a 108-101 victory for the Silver and Black.More news: Texas Tech defeats Texas 27-23
San Antonio comes in with an 11-7 record and 9-9 ATS after a 107-90 loss at the Pelicans. He switched from yellow to black shoes after scoring six points in the first half.
James is 41-6 in the regular season against Charlotte and the Cavaliers have won 12 of 13, including eight straight against the Hornets.
James turned it on in the second half. We had turnovers and did not move the ball as well, so they were able to take advantage of that. Rose has been dealing with an ankle injury during his first season with Cleveland, missing 11 of 18 games.More news: MS-13 Members Decapitated Man in Maryland Park
San Antonio shot 39.8 percent overall (35/88) and 25 percent (6/24) from the three-point line in the loss to New Orleans.
Marvin Williams has quietly emerged as one of the Hornets' most consistent two-way threats lately, posting averages of 10.8 points (52.2 percent from three-point range), 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five outings. James finished with 27 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and two blocks.More news: Hafiz Saeed's release shows Pakistan's lack of seriousness