Who: Charlotte Hornets (3-4) AT Portland Trail Blazers (4-3)
What: Regular Season Game #8
Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
When: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 (10:00 PM EST)
Tonight the Hornets are back in action against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hornets split the season series with the Blazers last season, with each team winning their home games. What's interesting is both of those games were complete blow outs. You may remember when Portland came to Charlotte last year and Al Jefferson had another one of his fantastic game.
Taking a look at the history of the series beyond last year, it's quite lopsided, especially when playing in Oregon. It seems year In and year out the Hornets travel up to Portland for their annual beating. Hopefully they can end that streak tonight. On a more fun note, you may also remember that Byron Mullens throw down a few years ago came against the Blazers. Just don't ask LaMarcus Aldrige about it.
PG: Kemba Walker Vs. Damian Lillard
SG: Lance Stephenson Vs. Wesley Mathews
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Vs. Nicolas Batum
PF: Marvin Williams Vs. LaMarcus Aldridge
C: Al Jefferson Vs. Robin Lopez
I can't wait to watch Kemba Walker tonight. If the Hornets are going to leave the rose garden with a win, Walker will need to be on his A game. He's got a tough matchup tonight, as he'll guard Damian Lillard for most of the night.
-Fans (including myself) are starting to get a little frustrated with backup PG Brian Roberts. He hasn't played a ton, but when he has he's looked far from comfortable. I expect him to turn it around and become the solid player he was in New Orleans.
-FWIW, I'm not on the "play Biyombo" wagon. If Clifford doesn't think he would help the team than he should not be playing.
As much as I want to pick the Hornets, I don't see them winning tonight. With that said, I do expect it to be a close game. I'm sure they're embarrassed about Sunday's performance, and they should be. If the Blazers aren't making there shots, there's a good chance Charlotte will win. However they rarely have off shooting nights at the Moda Center.
Hornets 90 - Blazers 101
Tonight's game can be seen live on SportSouth at 10:00 PM EST! On the radio side, the game will be available on 610AM, WFNZ.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe