Philadelphia 76ers(0-3) vs. Charlotte Hornets(2-1)
Gametime: 7:00 p.m.
Television: FOX Sports Southeast
Radio: WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM
Last season’s series record: CHA won season series 4-0
Series history(since 1988-89): CHA leads all-time series 57-40
Coming off a tough outing against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, the Charlotte Hornets are back in action tonight inside the confines of the Spectrum Center, as they welcome in the 0-3 Philadelphia 76ers to Charlotte. Saturday’s game didn’t go the way it planned for Charlotte, as they lost the home opener to the Celtics 104-98, while the 76ers come in as one of the five remaining winless teams in the NBA so far this season.
Scouting the Hornets
After starting out 2-0 to begin the season, the Charlotte Hornets fell down to earth on Saturday night in their home opener at Spectrum Center, as they were defeated by the Boston Celtics 104-98, and the Hornets are now without Jeremy Lamb(knee) and Roy Hibbert(hamstring) as they are on the injured list, meaning that it’s “Next man up” for Charlotte. Tonight, the Hornets hope to put Saturday’s loss behind them and look to get back in the win column as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers, who enter the game 0-3 and are still looking for it’s first win of the season.
Scouting the 76ers
Philadelphia is one of 5 winless teams that is still out for their first win of the season, and they enter tonight’s road contest at Charlotte coming off a heartbreaking 103-101 loss at the hands of the Orlando Magic last night, despite a 22-point outing from Hollis Thompson in the loss. Even though the Sixers were on the losing end of the scoreboard, their head coach, Brett Brown saw a lot of positives from his team in the loss, and he and the rest of the Sixers hope that they can come back and get a much better result tonight, as they visit Charlotte to take on the Hornets.
THIS DATE IN HORNETS HISTORY: Dave Cowens notches his first win as Hornets head coach as Charlotte would cruise to a 109-98 win over the Toronto Raptors at the Charlotte Coliseum on November 2, 1996 before a sellout crowd of 24,042. Dell Curry would lead the way with a game-high 38 points in the win for Charlotte, while Anthony Mason would have a double-double with 15 rebounds to go with 18 points.
FACT OF THE DAY: The Hornets sweep of the 76ers during the 4-game regular season series last season was the first for the Charlotte franchise since the 1996-97 season. The other time that Charlotte swept Philadelphia in the regular season was back in the 1992-93 season.
Next 4 games for the Hornets(home games in BOLD)
Friday: Charlotte @ Brooklyn Nets(7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast)
Monday: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast)
November 9th: Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast)
November 11th: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast)