Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hornets Extra: Spurs vs. Hornets

San Antonio Spurs(23-16) vs. Charlotte Hornets(15-24)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): SA leads series 34-14 all-time

The Charlotte Hornets will begin their season long 4-game homestand at "The Hive" tonight as they welcome in the reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  The Hornets have been on a roll recently, winning 5 straight games, and the lights-out play of Kemba Walker, who was recently named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week.  San Antonio is coming off a loss last night at the hands of John Wall and the Washington Wizards on the road.

Scouting the Spurs

The defending champions are in the midst of a road trip, which included a stop in Washington last night, where they lost to the Wizards.  Of course, when you play the Spurs, you have of course, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, not to mention head coach Gregg Popovich.  San Antonio is one of the top tier teams in the NBA, and they will look to get back in the win column this evening in Charlotte, as they square off against the Hornets.

Scouting the Hornets

Charlotte will begin its season long 4-game homestand at Time Warner Cable Arena this evening with a visit from the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  Charlotte comes in winners of 5-straight games, with a bulk of their success coming by way of Kemba Walker, who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week recently.  Word is that Lance Stephenson is expected to return to the lineup for Charlotte tonight after missing the last few weeks with a groin strain injury.  It won't be no easy walk in the park for the Hornets, as they look to make it 6 straight wins tonight, when they battle the Spurs inside "The Hive".

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

Saturday: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Monday: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte(2:00 p.m.)
Next Wednesday: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte*(7:00 p.m.)
Next Friday: Charlotte @ Cleveland Cavaliers(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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