Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hornets Extra: 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets season schedule officially released

For many of us NBA fans, it's like an early Christmas, as we officially got our first look at the 2014-15 NBA regular season schedule, and among the handful of teams that released their season schedules, the Charlotte Hornets unveiled it's schedule for the 2014-15 season, it's first since 2002, and they will open up the season on Wednesday, October 29th at "The Hive" against the Milwaukee Bucks in one of the biggest nights in Charlotte and Carolina sports history as the Hornets officially make their return to the NBA.

Two nights later, Charlotte will take on the Memphis Grizzlies in their second game of the season, before they travel up to New York to face the Knicks on November 2nd for the first of 22 back-to-back games this season.

Charlotte will have a lot of marquee games on this year's schedule including LeBron James making his return to Charlotte in a Cavalier uniform on January 2nd, when Cleveland comes to town to face the Hornets in his lone visit of the year.  Kevin Durant will bring the Oklahoma City Thunder to town on February 21st, while Kobe Bryant will make a late-season visit to Charlotte on March 3rd, as the Hornets will welcome in the Los Angeles Lakers to "The Hive.  Another key element of this year's Hornets schedule is that the Hornets will be making 2 appearances on ESPN this season, with the first appearance on April 8th, 2015 against the Toronto Raptors at 7:00 p.m., while they'll wrap up the season against the Raptors, this time in Toronto on April 15th.  

Not to mention that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will bring the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat to town for games on November 5th and again on January 21st, and the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs will make their lone trip to Charlotte on January 14th.

The complete schedule is listed as follows(Home games in Purple, Road games in Teal)

October 29th: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

November 1st: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

November 2nd: Charlotte @ New York Knicks(7:30 p.m., NBATV)
November 4th: Charlotte @ New Orleans Pelicans(8:00 p.m.)
November 5th: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 7th: Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 9th: Charlotte @ Los Angeles Lakers(9:30 p.m.)
November 11th: Charlotte @ Portland Trail Blazers(10:00 p.m.)
November 14th: Charlotte @ Phoenix Suns(9:00 p.m.)
November 15th: Charlotte @ Golden State Warriors(10:30 p.m.)
November 17th: Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 19th: Charlotte @ Indiana Pacers(7:00 p.m.)
November 21st: Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 23rd: Charlotte @ Miami Heat(6:00 p.m.)
November 24th: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 26th: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 28th: Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
November 29th: Charlotte @ Atlanta Hawks(7:30 p.m.)

December 3rd: Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

December 5th: New York Knicks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 10th: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 12th: Charlotte @ Memphis Grizzlies(8:00 p.m.)
December 13th: Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 15th: Charlotte @ Cleveland Cavaliers(7:00 p.m., NBATV)
December 17th: Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 19th: Charlotte @ Philadelphia 76ers(7:00 p.m.)
December 20th: Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 22nd: Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 23rd: Charlotte @ Milwaukee Bucks(8:00 p.m.)
December 26th: Charlotte @ Oklahoma City Thunder(8:00 p.m., NBATV)
December 27th: Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 29th: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 31st: Charlotte @ Houston Rockets(8:00 p.m.)

January 2nd: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

January 3rd: Charlotte @ Orlando Magic(7:00 p.m.)
January 5th: Charlotte @ Boston Celtics(7:30 p.m.)
January 7th: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
January 8th: Charlotte @ Toronto Raptors(7:00 p.m.)
January 10th: Charlotte @ New York Knicks(7:30 p.m.)
January 14th: San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
January 17th: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
January 19th: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte(2:00 p.m.)
January 21st: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
January 23rd: Charlotte @ Cleveland Cavaliers(7:30 p.m.)
January 24th: New York Knicks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m., NBATV)
January 28th: Charlotte @ San Antonio Spurs(8:30 p.m.)
January 31st: Charlotte @ Denver Nuggets(9:00 p.m.)

February 2nd: Charlotte @ Washington Wizards(7:00 p.m.)

February 5th: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
February 7th: Charlotte @ Philadelphia 76ers(7:00 p.m.)
February 8th: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte(6:00 p.m.)
February 10th: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
February 21st: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
February 22nd: Charlotte @ Dallas Mavericks(7:30 p.m.)
February 25th: Charlotte @ Chicago Bulls(8:00 p.m.)
February 27th: Charlotte @ Boston Celtics(7:30 p.m.)

March 1st: Charlotte @ Orlando Magic(6:00 p.m.)

March 3rd: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 4th: Charlotte @ Brooklyn Nets(7:30 p.m.)
March 6th: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 8th: Charlotte @ Detroit Pistons(6:00 p.m.)
March 9th: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 11th: Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 13th: Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 16th: Charlotte @ Utah Jazz(9:00 p.m.)
March 17th: Charlotte @ Los Angeles Clippers(10:30 p.m.)
March 20th: Charlotte @ Sacramento Kings(10:00 p.m.)
March 22nd: Charlotte @ Minnesota Timberwolves(7:00 p.m.)
March 23rd: Charlotte @ Chicago Bulls(8:00 p.m.)
March 25th: Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 27th: Charlotte @ Washington Wizards(7:00 p.m.)
March 28th: Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
March 30th: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

April 1st: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)

April 3rd: Charlotte @ Indiana Pacers(7:00 p.m.)
April 4th: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
April 7th: Charlotte @ Miami Heat(7:30 p.m.)
April 8th: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m., ESPN)
April 10th: Charlotte @ Atlanta Hawks(7:30 p.m.)
April 12th: Charlotte @ Detroit Pistons(3:30 p.m.)
April 13th: Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
April 15th: Charlotte @ Toronto Raptors(8:00 p.m., ESPN)

Schedule Breakdown:

  • Charlotte will have 22 back-to-back games this season.
  • The fewest amount of home games the Hornets will have this season will be only 4 in February and 4 in April.
  • 4 of the Hornets first 6 games of the season will be at Time Warner Cable Arena
  • Charlotte will have 19 games on Wednesdays, followed by 17 on Fridays, and 15 on Saturdays, while their home schedule breakdown consists of 13 on Wednesday nights, 9 on Saturdays and seven on Friday.
In addition to the release of the schedule, the team announced that all Hornets games will be televised on SportSouth once again this season with the familiar faces of Steve Martin, Dell Curry and Stephanie Ready returning to bring all the action of the Hornets first season in Charlotte since 2002, with each game broadcast beginning and ending with "Hornets Live".

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