When: 7:00 p.m. EST
Where: Spectrum Center; Charlotte, NC
How to watch: Fox sports southeast, NBA League Pass
The Hornets took down the Grizzlies pretty comfortably in these teams’ only other meeting this season. The Hornets started the second half with an 11-0 run and led by double digits for essentially the rest of the game. They had their way with the Grizzlies infamous defense, shooting 53% from the field and 40% from the arc while capitalizing on the Grizzlies plodding offense.
Not much has changed in the nine days since that game. Mike Conley Jr. and Marc Gasol are still there. The Grizzlies are still losing frequently. Their offense is a mess. The only real difference is the return of Kyle Anderson to the lineup.
Kyle Anderson is the Memphis version of Nicolas Batum, minus a jump shot. He’s a good defender and a crafty offensive player, but he isn’t one for big scoring outbursts or game defining takeovers.
This is the first game of a three game home stand before the Hornets hit the road in the lead up to All Star weekend. A 3-0 home stay would be lovely.