Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.; here's what we'll be watching for:
REBOUNDING QUICKLY: The Nets (37-27) gave up 106 points Monday night to a Sixers team that came in ranked second-to-last in the NBA in scoring offense. They can't afford to have another letdown against the Hornets (22-42), who are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
CRASH LANDING: Gerald Wallace did not play in the fourth quarter Monday night and declined comment after the game. In his last 12 games, Wallace is shooting 31.5 percent from the field, 21.4 percent from 3-point range. You wonder if the Nets are putting Wallace in the best position to succeed by playing him on the wing instead of in the post. Perhaps it's time to consider bringing him off the bench or starting him at power forward and sliding someone like Keith Bogans into the starting lineup over Reggie Evans.
D-WILL'S TIME: On Monday night, Deron Williams became the sixth-fastest member of the 10,000-point, 5,000-assist club. Since the All-Star break, Williams is averaging 23.5 points and 7.5 assists on 47.8 percent shooting, 49.4 percent from 3-point range.
ROTATION, ROTATION, ROTATION: Interim coach P.J. Carlesimo's rotation continues to be an issue. In four games since getting an increased role, Mirza Teletovic is shooting 22.7 percent in 18.8 minutes per contest. MarShon Brooks has played just two minutes in the past two games combined. Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche have yet to play together, even though Carlesimo said he wanted to do so a while ago. And then there's the late-game lineup, which didn't deliver Monday night.