Monday, December 29, 2014

Hornets Extra: Bucks vs. Hornets

Milwaukee Bucks(15-16) vs. Charlotte Hornets(10-21)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Last 2 meetings: Charlotte 108, Milwaukee 101(December 23rd at Milwaukee); Charlotte 108, Milwaukee 106(2OT on October 29th at Charlotte)

Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): Series tied 48-48 all time

The Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks will wrap up their 3-game season series tonight, this time around it will be on the Hornets home floor of Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown Charlotte.  The last time these two teams met was almost 7 days ago, when Charlotte traveled to Milwaukee and defeated the Bucks 108-101 behind Kemba Walker's 27 point performance.

Charlotte is coming off a rough performance on Saturday, as Orlando defeated Charlotte 102-94, despite Walker's 42 point performance, along with a Charlotte NBA basketball franchise(dating back to the original Charlotte Hornets first season in 1988-89) record 35 points in the second half, surpassing the previous mark of 28 set by former Hornets Kelly Tripucka and Glen Rice, while the Bucks meanwhile, are coming off a 90-85 loss to Atlanta back on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Scouting the Bucks

The 15-16 Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a 5-point loss on Saturday to the Atlanta Hawks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, despite Khris Middleton leading the way with 21 points in the loss.  The last time Milwaukee and Charlotte met was last Tuesday, with the Hornets coming away with a 108-101 win to clinch the season series, and tonight, the Buck hope to avoid the season sweep by Charlotte, as they visit "The Queen City" for the third and final time this season.

Scouting the Hornets

Charlotte is coming off 2 rough outings after winning 4 straight, including a blowout loss at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road back on Friday, and a defeat at the hands of the Orlando Magic on Saturday night at "The Hive", despite Kemba Walker's career-high 42-point performance, including 35 points in the second half, setting a Charlotte Hornets franchise record for points in a half, surpassing the previous mark of 28 in a half accomplished by former Hornets Kelly Tripucka in 1988 and Glen Rice, who did it twice in 1997 and again in 1998.  The Hornets are looking to get back into the win column, and looking to sweep the season series against the Bucks tonight, as the Hornets welcome in the Milwaukee Bucks for the third and final time in the 2014-15 season.

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

Wednesday: Charlotte @ Houston Rockets(7:00 p.m.)
Friday: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Saturday: Charlotte @ Orlando Magic*(7:00 p.m.)
Next Monday: Charlotte @ Boston Celtics(7:30 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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