With tip-off less than an hour away, the Hornets are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive against the Orlando Magic.
The Hornets are entering game 82 with hopes to make the NBA playoffs.
In order for the Hornets to play another game this season, they are going to need to beat Orlando tonight and have Detroit lose to New York.
The Orlando Magic already have a playoff spot, sitting seventh in the East.
This is a game where the Hornets need to be reliant on their stars to take over and their bench to do the same. Orlando has won their last three games, while Charlotte is winners in each of their last four.
The Detroit Pistons are playing without Blake Griffin.
Before last night, the Pistons had dropped their last four contests.
The New York Knicks are 17-64 and have won their last two games
"I just turned my work ethic up... became one of the hardest working guys in the league. I believe I did that."#NBAAllStar starter @KembaWalker discusses his career with @hornets before they make their final #NBAPlayoffs push vs. ORL TONIGHT on @ESPNNBA (8pm/et)! #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/xDxrdDzfqZ
— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019
Kemba Walker is coming into tonight's game with a career-high in over 10 different categories including PPG, rebounds, and offensive rating.
Walker has also set or tied 15 different categories.
The Hornets are going to be reliant on Kemba Walker tonight, more than usual. We have seen Walker in the clutch before, but he is going to have to be hot the whole game.