Charlotte Hornets approaching daunting four game stretch

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11/23 at Oklahoma City Thunder

Another revenge game? That’s what the Charlotte Hornets will be hoping for when they visit Chesapeake Energy Arena for the only time this season. Russell Westbrook and company came away with a win last time these teams met earlier this season.

We’re still 11 days away from this game, so it’s unclear if Russell Westbrook, who is nursing a nasty sprained ankle he suffered earlier this week, will be available to play. He killed the Hornets the first time these teams met, going off for 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.

He is being listed as out for the Thunder’s game against the Phoenix Suns tonight.

The Hornets did a good job on Paul George last time around, holding him to 11 points on 4-20 shooting. If they didn’t let Alex Abrines go for a career-high 25 points off the bench, the Hornets would probably have won the game.

They were actually in control for the majority of the game until the fourth quarter came around.

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It was a struggle for the Hornets in the fourth quarter, where they were outscored 38-30. They need to continue to improve during crunch time. We’ll see if they can improve in that area during this upcoming stretch of games against playoff teams.