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Hive Talk Live: 'Bench Force One' grounded, in need of maintenance

Just as the Hornets get back a slew of starters off the injury report, the bench seems to be having a hard time getting back to the dominating reserve play they had early this season

The Charlotte Hornets faced tough opposition during their four game homestand but came away with a 3-1 record after a dominating win over a hurting Chicago Bulls team. Wednesday they will have a chance to get back over .500 if they defeat the Indiana Pacers in Indiana. Can a healthy Hornets team compete with the top teams in the Eastern Conference come playoff time?


  • We discuss what lies behind the struggles in what used to be a source of strength for the Hornets, bench play, on Inside the Locker Room with Justin Thomas from ESPN730.
  • A full preview of Hornets at Pacers with key matchups and stats to know
  • NBA picks with Nick Denning