Weekly Roundup: Charlotte Hornets’ Week Leads up to Toronto

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Jan 3, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard

Victor Oladipo

(5) drives past Charlotte Hornets guard

Gerald Henderson

(9) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. The Hornets won 98-90. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Hornets vs. Magic, March 1st, 6:00 PM

The start of this week is much easier for the Hornets than the start of last week was. Instead of going up against a powerhouse from the West, they’ll be facing an Eastern Conference team that isn’t even in the discussion for making the playoffs.

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Simply put, the Magic are not a good team. They have a record far below .500, and with the four major stats taken into account, they are 26th in the league.

Even though the Magic seem to be much worse than the Hornets, the Hornets have only been able to take one of the three games against the Magic.

In another Southeast matchup against the Heat on Wednesday night, the Hornets gave Miami a run for their money. The Heat needed overtime to take down the Magic 93-90. Hornets fans may rank their teams’ skill higher than the Heat, but the Heat do have a better record than Charlotte.

Miami was, however, without Chris Bosh as he is done for the season after it was discovered he has blood clots in his lungs.

My prediction is that this game will be a game they can take if they really buckle down and focus. They’ve proven themselves against teams like the Wizards and the Bulls, but also fallen recently to teams like the Celtics.

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