Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hornets Extra: Grizzlies vs. Hornets

Memphis Grizzlies(2-0) vs. Charlotte Hornets(1-0)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Series history(since 1995): CHA leads series 17-14

After pulling off the miraculous 24-point comeback to win their season opener over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets look to carry the momentum from that historic night into Saturday's game against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies at Time Warner Cable Arena in a match-up of unbeaten teams.

Scouting the Grizzlies

Memphis is coming off a win over the Indiana Pacers last night in Indianapolis, to go to 2-0 on the year, and they got their season off to a good start on Wednesday at FedExForum by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Grizzlies are seeking a 3-0 start to the season as they continue their road trek on Saturday night in Charlotte against the Hornets, who are coming off a thrilling overtime win in their first regular season game in 12 years back on Wednesday as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks.

Scouting the Hornets

If you weren't at "The Hive" on Wednesday night, you missed arguably one of the most memorable games in the 25 year history of Charlotte NBA Basketball, as the Hornets came all the way back from 24 points down to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 thanks to two clutch shots from Kemba Walker, one to tie the game at the tail-end of regulation, and one to win it for Charlotte in overtime, to send a sold-out crowd into a frenzy back on Wednesday night.  Now, the Hornets hope to carry that momentum from that memorable win into Saturday's match-up against Memphis, before hitting the road to New York on Sunday to face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Hornets to re-retire Bobby Phills' number 13 jersey

At halftime on Saturday, the Charlotte Hornets will officially re-retire the number 13 jersey of fan favorite Bobby Phills, who died back in 2000.  Members of the Phills family, as well as some of Bobby's former Charlotte Hornets teammates will be there for the halftime ceremony, as the franchise will raise his jersey to the rafters of "The Hive" again.

Next 4 games for the Hornets(Home games in Purple, Road games in Teal)

Sunday: Charlotte @ New York Knicks(7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday: Charlotte @ New Orleans Pelicans(8:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Miami Heat @ Charlotte*(7:00 p.m.)
Friday: Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte*(7:00 p.m.)
*-Southeast Division game

NOTES: All SportSouth telecasts begin with "Hornets Live" 30 minutes before tip-off; All Hornets games can be heard locally on flagship station WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan) and throughout the Carolinas on the Hornets Radio Network.

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