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A win tonight cements the Hornets as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and extends their franchise-best record start to the season. But the Raptors are no easy opponent. Hop on down to the comments to chat about tonight's game.

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Who'd have thought we'd be here?

The Charlotte Hornets (6-1) take on the Toronto Raptors (4-2) tonight, and a win cements the Hornets as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and extends their franchise-best start to the season. Times, they are changing.

Here's what you need to know to tune in:

What: Hornets vs Raptors
When: Nov. 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass
Radio: WFNZ 610 AM, WFNZ 102.5 FM

So, some good news! Roy Hibbert is back in action tonight, though he'll be on a strict minutes restriction, according to head coach Steve Clifford. Jeremy Lamb is out once again, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out as well as the back injury he suffered earlier this week is acting up. As a result, Treveon Graham is getting his first start in the NBA.

The Raptors are without Jared Sullinger and Delon Wright. Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross are listed as gametime decisions. A blessing if those two end up sitting out.

Here are tonight's projected starting lineups:

Hornets Position Raptors
Kemba Walker PG Kyle Lowry
Nicolas Batum SG DeMar DeRozan
Treveon Graham SF DeMarre Carroll
Marvin Williams PF Pascal Siakam
Cody Zeller C Jakob Poeltl

The Hornets play the Cleveland Cavaliers next, so a win tonight would be great for their momentum going forward. With DeRozan shooting as well as he has this season, so that's no easy task, especially without MKG. Batum should be able to guard DeRozan fairly well, but that'll take away from his offense. Clifford will likely roll out some interesting lineups to make this thing work.

Hop on down to the comments to chat about tonight's game.