This is it, guys and girls. This could be the game that decides the Charlotte Hornets' season.
If the Hornets lose to the Boston Celtics tonight, that's it, poof, they're out of the playoffs and in the draft lottery. A win, however, would keep their hopes alive -- barely, admittedly -- and give some meaning to their two remaining games after tonight.
They're currently three games out of the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers have the eighth seed. The Hornets do have the tiebreaker over them, but would need the Pacers to lose each of their remaining games. They'd also need the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons to do the same.
Needless to say, things are bleak. But you know the Hornets'll come out with the intent of winning, especially against a great team like the Celtics.
Here's what you need to know to tune in:
What: Hornets vs. Celtics
When: April 8, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass
Radio: WFNZ 610 AM, WFNZ 102.5 FM
Marco Belinelli's out tonight, which really sucks. He'd been terrific lately. Ramon Sessions and Johnny O'Bryant are also out for the Hornets tonight. Amir Johnson, James Young, and Tyler Zeller are out for the Celtics.
Here are tonight's starters:
|Kemba Walker||PG||Isaiah Thomas|
|Nicolas Batum||SG||Avery Bradley|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||SF||Jae Crowder|
|Marvin Williams||PF||Kelly Olynyk|
|Cody Zeller||C||Al Horford|
Hop on down to the comments to chat about tonight's game.