Who: Charlotte Hornets Vs. Memphis Grizzlies
What: Regular Season Game #2
When: 7:00, Saturday November 1st, 2014
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
After an opening night come from behind victory, the Hornets will look to keep the streak going tonight against Memphis. The Hornets will catch a break, as Memphis played last night in Indianapolis. The Grizzlies beat the Pacers 97-89 for their second win in as many games this season. The Hornets should be well rested, as they last played Wednesday night.
PG: Kemba Walker Vs. Mike Conley
SG: Lance Stephenson Vs. Tony Allen
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Vs. Quincy Pondexter*
PF: Marvin Williams Vs. Zach Randolph
C: Al Jefferson Vs. Marc Gasol
*Pondexter will be starting at SF tonight and Tony Allen will move down to SG. Courtney Lee (the team’s regular SG) is out with a mild concussion.
I’m interested to see how Lance Stephenson does tonight against a great defender in Tony Allen. While he passed and rebounded well in game one, Stephenson’s offense wasn’t where he or this team wants it to be. Hopefully Lance’s groin feels better and he can be an effective scorer tonight.
Even though the Hornets didn’t play particularly well against the Bucks, they were able to get the win. If they play like that against the Grizzlies, they will not win. It’s just that simple. Memphis is a good basketball team and you can’t make many mistakes against them. With that being said, I think the Hornets will come out quick and take advantage of being well rested. Hornets win 103-99.
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