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Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors GameThread

Hey, a game I get to watch on cable! Hop to the comments to chat about tonight's game.

Is this the greatest NBA photo ever or the greatest NBA photo ever?
Is this the greatest NBA photo ever or the greatest NBA photo ever?
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets are back at Time Warner Cable Arena tonight to take on the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors currently hold the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and I won't lie: they're overachieving. DeMarre Carroll's missed several of the Raptors recent games with an injury, though he's expected back in the near future. The Raptors' starting center, Jonas Valanciunas, isn't expected back until January.

Still, they hold a very good record of 16-10, and have one of the better backcourts in the NBA. It'll be interesting to see how Clifford gameplans for Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Can the Hornets run their two-point-guard lineup of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin? My guess is no, as DeRozan will eat whichever of them happens to be guarding him. With Nic Batum out, though, they might have to.

Perhaps the saddest part of tonight's game is that this is the first time DeRozan hasn't had to match up with Gerald Henderson. Those were always fun games. They don't like each other.

Anyway, let's hope the Hornets get a win tonight. That loss to the Orlando Magic last night was unfortunate, but it's no reason to get down on the team.

You know the drill: Scroll down to the comments to chat about tonight's game with other Hornets fans.

So grab your snacks and drinks and get to your TV. It's time for Hornets basketball!