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Preview: Warriors clash with Hornets in battle for playoff positioning

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The Hornets are fighting for the 8th seed in the East while the champs are moonwalking towards the #1 seed in the West.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Game details

WHO: Golden State Warriors (51-24) vs Charlotte Hornets (35-40)

WHEN: Sunday, March 31st, 2019; 5:30 pm

WHERE: Oracle Arena -- Oakland, CA

WATCH: CSNBA, NBATV

LISTEN: 95.7 the game

BLOG BUDDY: At The Hive

This game is going to be lit.

The Charlotte Hornets are in a mad dash to steal the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference and make the playoffs. They are currently two games behind the Miami Heat and 1.5 games behind the Orlando Magic with around two weeks of the season left to play.

The Hornets were riding high on a four game win streak that included victories over Minnesota, Boston, Toronto and San Antonio. Then they crashed back to earth after dropping a game to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers. If Charlotte wants any chance to sneak into the elimination chamber that is the NBA playoffs, they will need to get a win by any means necessary in Oracle Arena.

That’s where the Golden State Warriors play, and the champs are in a chase of their own for the #1 seed in the Western Conference. Actually, with the way they are yawning through the regular season, maybe they don’t care too much about it — I can’t tell.

But the mercurial champs could be in quite an ornery mood after they were jobbed by the refs the other night in Minnesota.

Or they could be bored as hell playing against a non-contender and then blame the fans for not being loud enough.

I really can’t tell with the end of March Dubs, and quite frankly, as long as no one gets injured, this game won’t rock my boat regardless of the outcome.

THEN AGAIN, Stephen Curry loves to put on a show against his hometown team, and he might go for 50. Kemba Walker is an All-Star and will take his matchup with Curry personally.

This game could go in so many different directions, it’s must see TV!

I think...