The Charlotte Hornets (10-7) are at home playing the Detroit Pistons (8-10) tonight, hoping to extend their current winning streak to three games. A win tonight is useful, as the Hornets' next few games are against the NBA's bottom feeders. They can patch up their record nicely if they come to play.
And if they don't? Well, they play the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, and Atlanta Hawks shortly after. Good teams.
Luckily, the Hornets are clicking despite a multitude of random, small injuries to key players. Jeremy Lamb's playing at an extremely high level right now, too. They'll need his outside shooting against Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy's defense.
Here's what you need to know to tune in:
What: Hornets vs Pistons
When: Nov. 29, 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
Only Marvin Williams is out for the Hornets tonight. For the Pistons, Reggie Bullock and Henry Ellenson are out. Reggie Jackson is also questionable, but he participated in practice today and says he feels good. My money's on him playing tonight.
Here are tonight's projected starting lineups:
|Kemba Walker||PG||Reggie Jackson|
|Nicolas Batum||SG||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||SF||Marcus Morris|
|Frank Kaminsky||PF||Tobias Harris|
|Cody Zeller||C||Andre Drummond|
Definitely a winnable game, but the Hornets will need to bring it from the opening tip. Don't forget, Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is from the Van Gundy coaching tree, so both coaches are familiar with the gist of each other's offensive approaches, particularly when they roll out lineups featuring traditional centers. Zeller's played very well the last few games, but Hibbert's sheer size might be a better matchup against Drummond.
Let's get this win, friends. Hop on down to the comments to chat about tonight's game!
Hop on down to the comments to chat about tonight's game.