Golden State Warriors @ Charlotte Bobcats Preview: From Hornets to BETcats to Hornets

Will Charlotte get Hugo? - Chuck Cook -US PRESSWIRE

Expect Stephen Curry to put on a show tonight in front of his hometown.

Warriors (13-7) vs Hornets Bobcats Hornets? (7-12)

Tip-Off: 4pm PST

TV: CSN Bay Area | Radio: KNBR 680

Blog Buddy: Rufus on Fire

For the first time in quite some time we are rooting for some real deal Road Warriors. They've now won 3 straight on the road. Quite un-Warrior-like indeed.

Credit Stephen Curry (24ppg and 6.7 apg over this 3 game stretch) , David Lee (24.7 ppg and 14.3 rpg on the trip), and the rest of the fellas for some solid effort. I'll even give some due to Coach Mark Jackson and rest of the coaching staff for (finally) firmly deciding that their goal is to win games and not massage the ego of an unskilled and uncommitted overpaid center, which is reflected in their starting lineups and minute distribution.

This caught my eye from the AP preview:

Curry has averaged 24.5 points on 50.7 percent shooting in four games against Charlotte, making 14 of 22 from 3-point range. The Warriors guard starred at Charlotte Christian High School and nearby Davidson University.
His father, Dell Curry, spent 10 seasons with the Charlotte Hornets and is now a Bobcats broadcaster.

I'm expecting Steph to put on a show tonight. He's going to dazzle with some hot shot shooting in front of his hometown crowd. I wonder how father Dell Curry will react as he broadcasts the game. Will he be ecstatic because his son is giving Charlotte a Broadway quality show or will he temper his enthusiasm because he's getting paid by MJ?

Here's a deal Charlotte. Let's swap Bob Fitzgerald and Father Curry on tonight's telecast.

Dell can enjoy Kid Curry's light show and Fitz, in the way that only he can do it, will make Bobcats fans (all two of them!) feel like they are just 1 bad referee call away from being NBA Champs.

Everyone wins!

Predictions

  • Kid Curry goes for 30 points.
  • David Lee notches another double-double.
  • UNC product Harrison Barnes tosses in a nasty alley oop to entertain the locals.
  • The Bobcats are the Hornets and the Hornets are the Pelicans (?) by 2017.
  • You don't really care that I'm not making any Bobcats-related predictions.
  • Warriors by 11
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