Who: Charlotte Hornets (2-4) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2)
When: Tuesday, November, 10th, 2015, 8:00 EST.
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Hornets will have an opportunity to bounce back from a tough weekend loss tonight against the Timberwolves. Saturday night saw the Hornets play a closely contested game with the Spurs up until the end of the third quarter. The Hornets, who trailed at the half, had taken a slight lead before the Spurs got hot. Charlotte ultimately fell by the score of 94-114.
PG: Kemba Walker Vs. Ricky Rubio
SG: P.J. Hairston Vs. Andrew Wiggins
SF: Nic Batum Vs. Tayshaun Prince
PF: Marvin Williams Vs. Kevin Garnett
C: Al Jefferson Vs. Karl Anthony-Towns
Meet The T-Wolves
It is safe to say the Timberwolves are rebuilding. They seem to be doing it quite well, as they have been able to gather some of the league's best young talent. Their most notable young star is their starting shooting guard Andrew Wiggins. But it doesn’t stop there, as young talents such as Gorgui Dieng, Zach LaVine, and Shabazz Muhammad come off the bench. What Minnesota has done such a nice job is surrounding proven veterans around their prospects. Guys like Kevin Garnett and Andre Miller can certainly teach the young guys a thing or two. The T-Wolves are also a very capable team, as they beat the Hawks 117-107 in Atlanta last night. While the Hornets are certainly the more talented team, it will be important for them not to overlook the Timberwolves as they attempt to win their third game of the year.
As you’re probably aware, former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders lost his battle with cancer a short while ago. Saunders was a beloved member of the basketball community and was someone I respected greatly. RIP Flip Saunders.
Sam Mitchell is the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Matchup To Watch
My eyes will be on Kemba Walker tonight. He’s coming off a great game and should be able to continue that success tonight against an overrated Ricky Rubio. It seems Rubio just couldn’t live up to all the hype that surrounded him. With that being said, Walker can’t sleep on the matchup and will have to be alert when guarding as skilled of a passer as Rubio.
While the game in San Antonio didn’t finish the way we wanted it to, the play in the first half and the start of the third quarter was encouraging. I expect the Hornets to find a way to close this one out against a talented but inexperienced Timberwolves team. Charlotte wins 113-99.
Tonight’s game can be seen live on FSSE at 8:00. On the radio side, the game will be available on 610AM, WFNZ, beginning at 7:45.
Lead Hornets Writer: Jonathon Hoppe