Friday, November 28, 2014

Hornets Extra: Warriors vs. Hornets

Golden State Warriors(12-2) vs. Charlotte Hornets(4-12)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Last Meeting: Golden State 112, Charlotte 87(November 15th in Oakland)

Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): CHA leads series 27-22

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and the Charlotte Hornets hope to make it a successful one as they attempt to end their 7-game losing streak tonight against another Western Conference team that has a win streak of their own in the Golden State Warriors as they make a visit to Time Warner Cable Arena.  The last time these two teams met, the Warriors would take Charlotte to the woodshed in a 112-87 loss almost 2 weeks ago at Oracle Arena behind Klay Thompson's 21 point performance.

Scouting the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are entering the game on a 7-game winning streak, and that's done in part by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, two players who are known for their three-point shooting that has helped the Warriors get to a 12-2 mark in the early stages of the 2014-15 season so far.  Whenever the Warriors come to town, it always draws a crowd to see Charlotte native Stephen Curry, who played his college basketball at Davidson, and a good crowd is expected on hand tonight to see him and the rest of the Warriors square off against a slumping Hornets team that is looking for some answers.

Scouting the Hornets

The talk around Charlotte over the last few weeks is of course, the struggles of both, the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, as both teams have yet to get back into the win column.  Charlotte is in a midst of a long 7-game losing streak, after dropping a 105-87 decision to the Trail Blazers back on Wednesday night at "The Hive", as they were without Lance Stephenson for the entire 4th quarter.  Can the Hornets finally break this long losing skid?  That and many questions could be answered tonight, as Charlotte wraps up its 3-game homestand tonight against the Golden State Warriors in Charlotte.

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

Saturday: Charlotte @ Atlanta Hawks*(7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday: Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Next Friday: New York Knicks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
December 10th: Boston Celtics vs. 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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