Wednesday, January 19 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Golden State Warriors are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. Either squad is in a position to win, but they lead against the Charlotte Hornets 88-87.

The Warriors have been relying on point guard Stephen Curry, who has 20 points and eight assists along with five rebounds, and small forward Andrew Wiggins, who has 26 points in addition to four boards. Power forward Miles Bridges (20 points) and point guard LaMelo Ball (19 points) have been the top scorers for Charlotte. LaMelo Ball does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four. Miles Bridges has also picked up four fouls.

The Hornets haven’t lost 86% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a victory here would be refreshing.

Who’s Playing

Golden State @ Charlotte

Current Records: Golden State 11-1; Charlotte 7-7

What to Know

The Charlotte Hornets need to shore up a defense that is allowing 116 points per matchup before their game Sunday. They will stay at home another game and welcome the Golden State Warriors at 7 p.m. ET Nov. 14 at Spectrum Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Hornets netted a 104-96 victory over the New York Knicks this past Friday. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 34-18 deficit. Charlotte can attribute much of their success to small forward Gordon Hayward, who had 22 points and seven assists in addition to five rebounds, and power forward Miles Bridges, who had 24 points.

Meanwhile, the Dubs made easy work of the Chicago Bulls this past Friday and carried off a 119-93 win. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Golden State had established an 86-62 advantage. It was another big night for their point guard Stephen Curry, who shot 9-for-17 from downtown and finished with 40 points and five dimes.

Charlotte is expected to lose this next one by 5. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The wins brought Charlotte up to 7-7 and Golden State to 11-1. The Hornets are 3-3 after wins this year, the Warriors 9-1.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $40.05


The Warriors are a 5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Warriors as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Golden State have won nine out of their last 13 games against Charlotte.

  • Nov 03, 2021 – Golden State 114 vs. Charlotte 92
  • Feb 26, 2021 – Golden State 130 vs. Charlotte 121
  • Feb 20, 2021 – Charlotte 102 vs. Golden State 100
  • Dec 04, 2019 – Charlotte 106 vs. Golden State 91
  • Nov 02, 2019 – Charlotte 93 vs. Golden State 87
  • Mar 31, 2019 – Golden State 137 vs. Charlotte 90
  • Feb 25, 2019 – Golden State 121 vs. Charlotte 110
  • Dec 29, 2017 – Charlotte 111 vs. Golden State 100
  • Dec 06, 2017 – Golden State 101 vs. Charlotte 87
  • Feb 01, 2017 – Golden State 126 vs. Charlotte 111
  • Jan 25, 2017 – Golden State 113 vs. Charlotte 103
  • Jan 04, 2016 – Golden State 111 vs. Charlotte 101
  • Dec 02, 2015 – Golden State 116 vs. Charlotte 99

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)

Injury Report for Golden State

  • James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
  • Klay Thompson: Out (Achilles)



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