What: Charlotte Hornets (30-41) vs. Brooklyn Nets (23-48)
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, New York
When: 7:30 p.m. EST
How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass
Buzz City, our tank has never been stronger. This is the moment we have all been waiting for. Some may ask, “is it too late to begin this process?” It’s never too late for the tank. At this moment we’re competing with Detroit and the Lakers for the 10th spot in the lottery. That’s a key spot in the draft, Mikal Bridges positioning, if I'm keeping it real. This is something we cannot mess up, starting tonight with this matchup against the Nets.
This is going to be the third and final matchup against Brooklyn. So far we’ve split the series 1-1 and this one is for all (none?) of the marbles. The Hornets are looking very strong in they’re past 10 games, going an astounding 2-8, and they currently on a two game losing streak. Would be very hard to do any better if I'm being honest. Good job fellas.
However, the Nets have looked just as “good.” 3-7 in they’re past 10 games, but they’re on a two game win streak. Not so hot right there. The Nets could be looking to finish out on top of the Hornets in their season series. Lets clap it up for them!
Charlotte’s bench is going to have to show up if they want to pull out a victory, though. They played surprisingly well in their last game against Philadelphia, finishing with 39 points and zero turnovers. With a lineup that has Malik Monk playing point guard, zero turnovers is something we should be talking about. If only the guy had some playing time early on in the season.
Fortunately enough for the lottery odds, Charlotte lost that game against the Sixers. The starters outside of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb didn’t play well at all. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted a plus-minus of -40. That is all I need to say about that.
Cody Zeller is questionable tonight, while there is no update on Nicolas Batum at this point. This means more playing time for the likes of Willy Hernangomez and Dwayne Bacon. Both have been playing well in recent games.
Anyways, tune in tonight if you’re interested in seeing the younger guys play. The Hornets may still be mathematically alive to make the playoffs at this point, but the odds aren’t even close to being good.