The 2014-2015 NBA schedule was released on Wednesday night, and fans are really really really excited about it.
Especially the fans in Charlotte. There is a huge buzz in Charlotte about the return of the Charlotte Hornets.
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The Charlotte Hornets will open their season at home versus the Milwaukee Bucks, but what about the rest of the schedule? Well, were not going to break down all 82 games in this article, but we’ll break down the first 5 games of the schedule.
October 29th vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Time Warner Cable arena will be ROCKING that night. The first home game of the new Charlotte Hornets, and Lance Stephenson’s first game as a member of the Hornets, and rookies Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston’s NBA debuts. Winning this game will be crucial, as you always want to start off your season on the right note.
November 1st vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The second game of the Charlotte Hornets season will be a home game against the Memphis Grizzlies. So the Hornets will begin their 2014-2015 season with 2 home games, sounds like a great start to the year. The Grizzlies are coming off losing a 7-game playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Memphis lost Mike Miller to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they still possess Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, so they are still a playoff caliber team by all means, and will give the Hornets all they can handle.
November 2nd at New York Knicks
No rest for the weary, as the very next day the Hornets will go on the road to take on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. It will be the Charlotte Hornets’ first away game of the young season. This game will be televised on NBA TV. New York hired Derek Fisher over the summer to be the head coach, and were able to keep Carmelo Anthony. Tyson Chandler left for the Dallas Mavericks, New York will have a hard time replacing him.
November 4th at New Orleans Pelicans
It’s a battle of the Hornets, versus the old Hornets. Just a few years ago they were the New Orleans Hornets, but since they changed to the Pelicans, that opened the door for Charlotte to get the Hornet name back. Thank you, New Orleans. Sincerely, the city of Charlotte. On the basketball side of things, the Pelicans have a lot of young talent. Anthony Davis looks to have a breakout season, who almost went to the Bobcats, but the unlucky bounce of the ping-pong balls gave the Bobcats Michael Kidd-Gilchrist instead. New Orleans also has Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, and Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans added Omer Asik over the off-season as well.
November 5th vs Miami Heat
The Miami Heat have not lost to Charlotte since 2010 (20 games in a row), the year they got LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Well, LeBron James has left town to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, so that streak could come to an end this year. Charlotte acquired Lance Stephenson to go along with Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, so the Hornets might have just as much talent as Miami. The Hornets need to get this streak of 20 straight losses to Miami over with early in the season, rather than letting the streak getting bigger and bigger.