Who: Charlotte Hornets Vs. Milwaukee Bucks
What: Game 1 of the 2014-15
When: Wednesday October 29th, 2014
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Hornets basketball is back! No more over hyping of training camp, preseason, or Buzz Fest. The return of the Charlotte Hornets is tonight at the Cable Box, and that certainly is something that can’t be over hyped.
PG: Kemba Walker Vs. Brandon Knight
SG: Lance Stephenson Vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Vs. Jabari Parker
PF: Marvin Williams Vs. Khris Middleton
C: Al Jefferson Vs. Larry Sanders
My favorite matchup there comes at the small forward position. Not only will we get an up close look at Jabari Parker’s first game, but we’ll also get to see how far MKG’s offensive game has really come. Look for Kidd-Gilchrist to come out full of energy and ready to go.
What To Watch For:
The Defense: If you’ve followed the Hornets at all this pre-season, you know their defense has struggled a bit. It will be interesting to see if that carries over into the regular season. I’m one to believe that it will not, but anything can happen. Hopefully the defense picks up right where it left off last April.
Al Jefferson: As if you needed any more reasons to be excited for this game, Al Jefferson gives you one. I for one can’t wait to eliminate the awful memories of him limping up and down the court against the heat last postseason. You won’t see that tonight. Look for Jefferson to have a big game and take advantage of the Bucks low post defense.
The Crowd: None of this could be possible without us the fans. We have waited all off-season for this day and it is finally upon us. Let’s make sure to rock the house and make it a hostile environment all season long.
I expect the Hornets to get the win tonight. This game might not be easy as many think. Typically, a young team like the Bucks comes out of the gates quickly. It’s later in the year that they become weak. I’ll take the home team 99-90.
For those of you not attending tonight's game, it can be seen live on SportSouth at 6:30 with Hornets Live! On the radio side, the game will be available on 610AM, WFNZ.
See you at The Hive.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe