Friday, December 12, 2014

Hornets Extra: Hornets @ Grizzlies

Charlotte Hornets(6-15) vs. Memphis Grizzlies(17-4)

FedExForum, Memphis

Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Last meeting: Memphis 71, Charlotte 69(November 1st at Charlotte)

Series history(since 1995-96 season): CHA leads series 17-15

The Charlotte Hornets will look for their third straight win tonight, as they pay a visit to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies, who have the second-best record in the Western Conference this season with a 17-4 mark.  The last time the Hornets were in action was on Wednesday night, when they battled the Boston Celtics until the final buzzer, as Charlotte notched its second straight win with a 96-87 triumph over Boston.

Scouting the Hornets

On Wednesday night in Charlotte, the Hornets got their second win in a row thanks to a 96-87 defeat of the Boston Celtics behind Al Jefferson's game-high 23 point outing to go along with his 14 rebounds in the effort for Charlotte.  Tonight in Memphis, the Hornets will have their hands full as they look for some redemption against the one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies, after Memphis handed Charlotte it's first loss of the season back on November 1st at "The Hive", in the first half of a weekend back-to-back set starting tonight in Memphis, before Charlotte returns home tomorrow night to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Scouting the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies come into tonight's game with the second-best record in the Western Conference with a record of just 17-4, as Zach Randolph and his team have been improving with each game they play this season.  The last time Memphis squared off against Charlotte was back on November 1st in Charlotte, when the Grizzlies would come away victorious thanks to Marc Gasol's go-ahead three-point play, to defeat the Hornets 71-69, and the Grizzlies are looking for the season sweep tonight, as they face off against Charlotte this time around inside FedExForum.

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

Saturday: Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Monday: Charlotte @ Cleveland Cavaliers(7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Next Friday: Charlotte @ Philadelphia 76ers(7:00 p.m.)

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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