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The Charlotte Hornets have a golden opportunity in front of them to get back on track after losing five of their last six. Can they capitalize?

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

When: Tonight at 7pm EST

Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, MN

Watch: Sports South

Listen: WFNZ 610 AM

Having lost five of their last six, the Charlotte Hornets need to get back on track. What better way to do this than a trip to Minneapolis to take on the 15-53 Minnesota Timberwolves? After all Charlotte, has a 30-17 record all-time against Minnesota and the Timberwolves have struggled of late.

A big reason of why the Timberwolves have struggled so much is that they're hurt. Or we think they're hurt. Either way, Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Garnett, Gary Neal, and Justin Hamilton have sat the last couple of games. Shabazz Muhammad, Robbie Hummel, and Anthony Bennett could be out for the year as well. I mean, they've dressed eight guys in their last two games, including signing Sean Kilpatrick three hours before their win over the Knicks.

For the Hornets, Cody Zeller is listed as questionable with shoulder soreness for Sunday's game. Given the Timberwolves' injuries and their record, Zeller may not be necessary for the team's success, so resting him for the stretch run may be a good idea.

Of course, the storyline is the return of Mo Williams to Minnesota (LOL). Williams was effective in Minnesota, but has been even better with the Hornets and keeping their offense afloat in Kemba Walker's absence. You can't forget about Neal playing his former team, but there's a real chance they he may not be playing.

Tonight, I'll be covering the game from media row and working for two sites, so feel free to follow along on Twitter.