Charlotte Hornets look to end losing streak against the Boston Celtics

Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

After winning the two-game series with the Celtics during the preseason, the Charlotte Hornets look to end their losing streak at home against Boston.

The Charlotte Hornets (7-8) look to end their two-game losing streak against the Boston Celtics (9-7) at home tonight. The Hornets will be showcasing their new city edition uniforms for the first time as well.

While the Hornets recently beat the Celtics in their first matchup of the preseason, the team has actually not won against Boston since April 11th of the 2015-2016 season. Perhaps with a more rejuvenated Hornets team tonight, the team can finally end the seven-game win streak that the Celtics have over them.

The team will need to find a way to defend all of the dangerous weapons that Boston has, and must find a way to help Kemba Walker. Who will be the one on the Hornets’ roster to step it up tonight?

The Hornets are coming off of a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers; a game in which Walker had sixty points, and still lost by three points in overtime. On the other hand, the Celtics are coming off of a Saturday loss to the Utah Jazz.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics
7:00 p.m. EST, Monday, November 19th, 2018
Spectrum Center
Fox Sports Southeast

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Things to watch for:

Tonight will be the first night that Hornets showcase their new city uniforms at the Spectrum Center. Look for the team to come out motivated tonight in front of their home fans.

The matchup between All-Stars Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving will be one of the main things to watch tonight. This game could come down to who the best point guard in the East really is.

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The Boston Celtics have not clicked well this season so far, as they currently have one less loss than what the Charlotte Hornets have. The bench can also be another essential part of the game for both teams.

Keys to the game:

Kyrie Irving, who dropped forty-three points on the Toronto Raptors last week, is currently not having his consistent high scoring season as he usually does. Irving is averaging 22.1 points per game, which is nothing compared to Kemba’s 28.7 per game.

Kyrie has been the more dominant scorer in games against the Hornets lately, but maybe it is time for things to change. I expect Kemba to follow-up his performance against the 76ers, and to have another strong, consistent game against Kyrie and the Celtics.

The Hornets will need to make sure that everyone is on the same page tonight because they are still playing a good basketball team. The Celtics are a dangerous team on offense, and it is important not to let them get easy points.

I believe that the team who wins the rebounding battle tonight will be the team who wins. The Hornets are currently average 45 rebounds per game (16th), while the Celtics average 46.8 per game (10th).

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The Hornets need to come out on fire tonight and dominate their visiting opponents. The team cannot afford to lose to another close game to eastern conference foe that is a contender.