Who: Charlotte Hornets (11-24) AT Boston Celtics (11-20)
What: Regular season game #35
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
When: Monday, January 5th, 2015 - 7:30PM EST.
Line: Boston -5
The Last Time Out
I didn’t get a chance to catch any of the game Saturday night. Like many of you, I was at Bank of America Stadium enjoying the Panthers first playoff victory in 9 years. However, the highlights show the Hornets executed their game perfectly. We all knew the Hornets would try to “run and gun” with Al Jefferson sidelined with a groin injury. The Hornets, led by Kemba Walker, ended their 5 game slide and beat the Magic for the first time this season.
PG: Kemba Walker Vs. Avery Bradley
SG: Gerald Henderson Vs. Evan Turner
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Vs. Jeff Green
PF: Cody Zeller Vs. Jared Sullinger
C: Bismack Biyombo Vs. Tyler Zeller
Matchup To Watch
I’ll be watching the matchup at the shooting guard position closely tonight. Hendo is coming off a rough night in Orlando, where he went 4-12 from the field. As you’ve probably noticed, Hendo has been playing quite nicely in the place of the injured Lance Stephenson. We’ll see if he can bounce back tonight against a solid NBA player, in Evan Turner.
If the Hornets want to get back in the playoff picture, they need to win now. They have a chance to do just that this week, as they play beatable opponents. I expect them to win a few in a row here. They should beat Boston fairly easily. 99-87.
This game can be watched live on Fox Sportsouth and NBA League Pass. The game can also be heard on the Hornets Radio Network, as well as the Hornets mobile app.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe