Orlando Magic(11-21; 2-5 in Southeast Division Play) vs. Charlotte Hornets(10-20; 2-3 in Southeast Division Play)
Time Warner Cable Arena
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)
Last meeting: Orlando 105, Charlotte 100(November 21st at Charlotte)
Series history(since 1989-90 season): ORL leads series 48-38 all-time
Two teams with tough losses last night will square off tonight at "The Hive", as the Charlotte Hornets come back home to face their Southeast Division rivals, the Orlando Magic. The Hornets are coming off another loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-75 last night, as they remain winless against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, while the Magic is coming off a loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers last night on their home floor of Orlando. The last time these two teams met was back on November 21st, when Orlando came back to defeat Charlotte 105-100, and the Hornets are looking for some redemption from that loss back on November 21st, this evening.
Scouting the Magic
Last night, the Orlando Magic squared off against their arch nemesis, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they suffered their fifth loss in it's last 6 games, by falling to the Cavs 98-89 at the Amway Center. Despite the loss, the Magic did see Tobias Harris lead the way, while Nikola Vucevic had another good outing for Orlando in the loss. The Magic hopes to bounce back from last night's loss in their game tonight on the road in Charlotte against the Hornets.
Scouting the Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets meanwhile, saw its 4-game win streak come to a end last night in one of the toughest places to win in the NBA, Oklahoma City, as the Kevin Durant-less Thunder, led by Russell Westbrook, handed Charlotte a 98-75 loss. Tonight, the Hornets are out for some payback after what the Magic did to them back in their first meeting on November 21st at Time Warner Cable Arena, when Orlando would battle all the way back to escape out of Charlotte with a 105-100 win, as the Hornets look to begin a new win streak tonight, when they face-off against the Magic at "The Hive", as the Hornets will face the Magic twice in 7 days, tonight at home and again next Saturday in Orlando.
Next 4 games for the Hornets(Home games in Purple, Road games in Teal)
Monday: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Charlotte @ Houston Rockets(7:00 p.m.)
Friday: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Next Saturday: Charlotte @ Orlando Magic*(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.