Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hornets Extra: Jazz vs. Hornets

Utah Jazz(8-19) vs. Charlotte Hornets(7-19)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): UTA leads series 34-15 all-time

It's a quick turnaround for the Charlotte Hornets as they return home to Time Warner Cable Arena tonight to take on the Utah Jazz.  Charlotte snapped it's 4-game losing streak last night in Philadelphia as they held on to a 18-point win over the 76ers, while the Jazz is coming off a road win of their own last night in Orlando defeating the Magic.

Scouting the Jazz

Last night in Orlando, the Jazz got its second straight win as they defeated the Magic 101-94 as Derrick Favors would lead the way with 23 points for Utah, who comes in tonight with a 8-19 mark overall.  Utah is in the middle of a long 6-game road trip away from EnergySolutions Arena, as they will pay a visit to Charlotte tonight to face former teammate Al Jefferson and the Hornets.

Scouting the Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a win of their own last night, as they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-91, ending a 4-game losing streak of their own behind a season-high 30 point outing from Kemba Walker, while Al Jefferson got into the act with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the win for Charlotte.  The Hornets know that they have to keep the momentum going into tonight's game at home as they take on the Utah Jazz for the first of 2 home games in 3 days, before hitting the road to face Milwaukee on Tuesday before breaking for Christmas.

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

Monday: Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday: Charlotte @ Milwaukee Bucks(8:00 p.m.)
Friday: Charlotte @ Oklahoma City Thunder(8:00 p.m.)
Next Saturday: Orlando Magic 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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