Charlotte Hornets(4-5) vs. Golden State Warriors(6-2)
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)
Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): CHA leads series 27-21
The finale of the 4-game West Coast road trip for the Charlotte Hornets wraps up tonight in Oakland, as they take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Last time out, the Hornets came back to defeat the Phoenix Suns by a 103-95 margin last night for it's first win on the West Coast trip, and their first road win of the season, and they did it without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was out last night, and he'll be out again tonight, while the Warriors on the other hand, are coming off a 107-99 win over Brooklyn on Thursday night.
Scouting the Hornets
With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out of the lineup, the Charlotte Hornets battled back to come away victorious in last night's 103-95 win over the Suns in Phoenix, behind a 19 point performance from Kemba Walker for Charlotte in the win, it's first on the 4-game West Coast swing and its first road win on the year.
The Hornets hope to break even tonight as they visit Oakland to take on Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors in the finale of the Western swing, before the Hornets head back home to "The Hive" on Monday night against Dirk Nowitzki and the always tough Dallas Mavericks.
Scouting the Warriors
In his first year at the helm as Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr has his team playing exceptionally well, and that example came in Thursday's 107-99 win over the Brooklyn Nets behind Klay Thompson's 25 point performance to lead the Warriors in the win. Golden State is in a midst of a 3-game homestand at Oracle Arena, which wraps up tonight with a visit from the Charlotte Hornets, who are coming off a win of their own last night in Phoenix.
Next 4 games for the Hornets(Home games in Purple, Road games in Teal)
Monday: Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Charlotte @ Indiana Pacers(7:00 p.m.)
Friday: Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte*(7:00 p.m.)
Next Sunday: Charlotte @ Miami Heat*(6:00 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.