The Charlotte Hornets play one game at home against the Milwaukee Bucks before hitting the road for a tough four-game road trip. They are coming off back-to-back wins against the East leading Orlando Magic and West leading Memphis Grizzlies, so Hornets fans have reason for optimism despite the injuries. Milwaukee won't be easy; however, they are long, athletic, and feature one of the league's best players: Giannis Antetekounmpo.
The two teams met earlier this season. The game was tied at 94 with roughly a minute and a half remaining, but the Bucks closed the game on a 9-0 run to win 103-94.
Charlotte may have the advantage tonight; Milwaukee is playing their second game of a back-to-back, and third game in four days. The Hornets will be the more rested team, but as Monday in Memphis proved, getting wins on short rest are more than possible.
Check out Jonathan DeLong's preview of tonight's game, and check out the projected starters below:
|Kemba Walker||PG||Malcom Brodgon|
|Jeremy Lamb||SG||Tony Snell|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||SF||Khris Middleton|
|Marvin Williams||PF||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Dwight Howard||C||Thon Maker|
Injury report is about the same for Charlotte. Nicolas Batum, Michael Carter-Williams, and Julyan Stone remain out. MCW is edging closer to returning, while Batum expects to be back in 2-3 weeks. Milwaukee, meanwhile, is without Greg Monroe for a couple of weeks.
Tip off is at 7:00 p.m. EST. Be sure to chat it up below!