Well, it's December and the Warriors have yet to lose. Golden State continues their seven game road trip, next stop, Charlotte. Steph Curry returns to his home state of North Carolina where he averages 29 points a game against the home town Hornets. For those on the West Coast tip-off will be at 4:00 p.m. PST. Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett will make the call on CSN Bay Area. If you are looking for additional pre game coverage, ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein will be on location contributing to pre and post game coverage on ESPN.
With the turn of a new page on the calendar, some members of the Warriors had a November to remember. Luke Walton won NBA Coach of the Month for October/November without technically winning a game. The NBA released a statement yesterday that there will be no rule change to interim head coach's receiving credit for wins and losses.
In other greatness, tell me if you've heard this one before; Steph Curry breaks his own NBA record. This time for three-pointers made in a single month. Curry hit 77 from deep in November, breaking his old record of 75 made three's in March of 2015 (EliasSports). With 94 made three's this season through 19 games, Curry is still on pace to net over 400 trey balls, which would obliterate his previous record of 282 made three's in a season.
To put his ridiculous three-point shooting into perspective, the reigning MVP has 40 more made three's than second place Damian Lillard. Only ten players in the entire league have made more than 40 three-pointer's this season, and Curry has more made three's than the entire Brooklyn Nets team!
Last Time Out
The Hornets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 87-82 at home last Sunday behind Kemba Walker's 22 points. Charlotte is 5-1 on their current seven game home stand, losing only to Cleveland last Friday. The Warriors won their 23rd consecutive regular season game with a gritty 103-100 road win in Utah on Monday. With the win, Golden State now owns the third longest winning streak in NBA history.
Golden State (-465) enters tonight's game as nine point favorites on the road in Charlotte (+390). The over/under game line is set at 211.5 total points according to BetOnline. After sweeping the season series in 2014-2015, the Warriors are just 5-5 in their last ten games against the Hornets. Lets check out some betting trends compiled by OddsShark.com:
Here are my picks from Monday's game in Utah:
Draymond Green said after the game in Utah that he didn't expect the Warriors to score 100 points. I didn't expect the Jazz to break the century mark, and if they didn't the game would of went under. Lets dig into tonight's matchup against the Hornets.
Charlotte will be without Al Jefferson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tonight against Golden State. The Hornets are 8-2 this season when playing at home and have played the visiting Warriors extremely well in years past. I expect Charlotte to try and run with the Warriors, so I'm sticking with the over for this game. Something tells me I will regret taking the Hornets plus the points, but I think Charlotte will have their haymaker wound up and ready to fly at the defending champs.
Here are my picks for tonight's game in Charlotte: