The Blazers are a not-so-great team that is likely overachieving at this point. The Hornets, on the other hand, are pretty much right where we thought they'd be: just below .500. Tonight's game is not only winnable, but it shouldn't be very hard. The Blazers lack talent, depth, and just about everything else an NBA team needs to succeed. They have some decent young pieces, but few are ready to contribute now. Outside of Damian Lillard, anyway.
On the bright side, we get to see former Hornets Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh tonight! Vonleh looked terrific in summer league, but he's only playing 12 minutes a night so far this season. The Blazers do have a bit of depth at the four, I guess.
Anyway, you know the deal. Hop in front of your TV and get comfortable. It's time for Hornets basketball!