Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets play the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs. The Hornets are down 1-2, and desperately need a win to keep their playoff run alive. If you'd like to catch up on what to expect in tonight's game, you read our preview. If you want to know how to watch tonight's game, we've got you covered on that as well.
Tonight's projected starters are Kemba Walker, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky, and Al Jefferson. Nicolas Batum will miss tonight's game, Hornets head coach Steve Clifford announced earlier today. The Hornets won Game 3 without Batum, but he's a huge part of what they do on offense and will be missed as Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra makes adjustments specific to what happened in Game 3.
For the Heat, expect to see Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Luol Deng, and Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside missed practice yesterday with a bruised right thigh but is expected to play without a minutes restriction.
Tip off is at 7 p.m.
Grab your snacks and get to a TV. It's time for Hornets basketball.