Out for the Hornets are Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gary Neal, and P.J. Hairston has been activated. Hairston's shooting and size have been sorely missed, as the Hornets have essentially no reliable shooters or size at the 3 spot.
The Blazers are coming off of an eight-game winning streak, and show no signs of slowing down. Damian Lillard and Lamarcus Aldridge have been phenomenal this season, and the team as a whole has shown terrific chemistry. Clearly, the Blazers are not content with simply making the playoffs this season. They're hoping to get to the NBA Finals.
The Hornets just want a win. Their season is not what they'd hoped for, both a result of subpar play and unexpected injuries early in the year. Can they put it together and pull out a win against the Blazers?