We see two of the rising stars in the league facing each other in Zion Williamson and the Pelicans face LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets. So I breakdown the matchup and give my prediction.
What to watch out for Charlotte
Fresh off their loss from the Boston Celtics 115-101, they look to get a win streak going. Ball has been key in keeping the Hornets in close games. But the Hornets have a challenge with Gordon Hayward out for tonight’s match up. But with Pelicans CJ McCollum out, LaMelo will be able to score easily to get the lead.
What to watch out for New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson is returning to the Pelicans after being out due to a foot injury. The 21 year old center has been away from the court for some time and we’ll see how long it takes for him to get into the rhythm of things. Brandon Ingram and McCollum being out takes away the two best scoring options but still have plenty of options to score.
My prediction: Hornets 122-104