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Wizards vs. Hornets Pregame: Time to Bounce Back

Regular Season Game 44

Wizards (23-20) at Hornets (23-21)

January 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 1500 AM


Last time they met was..

December 14, 2016- Verizon Center, Washington: Wizards 109, Hornets 106
RECAP: Wall’s Iconic Night Highlights Wizards Win Over Hornets


What to watch:

The Wizards seem to have bad luck away from home. On Saturday they fell victim to a buzzer beater in Detroit. While the Wizards have won seven of their last nine games and continue to be in the thick of things as far as the playoff picture goes, they have yet to have a winning record on a road trip. A win tonight will change that and give them momentum for tomorrow night’s big matchup against the Celtics.


Key Matchup:

John Wall vs. Kemba Walker

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These are two of the best young point guards in the east. Wall and Walker both average 23 points per game while Wall is ahead of him in the assists category 10.2 to 5.4.


X-Factor:

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Washington is 9-1 when holding teams under 100 points. Charlotte is 15-1 and 10-0 at home in that category. The Wizards need to step it up offensively and use their speed to their advantage against a good defensive team in the Hornets.


Fun Factor:

John Wall returns to his home state of North Carolina. DC’s point guard was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Prediction:

The Wizards get out of Charlotte with a win and get their boxing gloves ready for the battle tomorrow night in DC.

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