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Hornets Schedule Release: 10 Most Notable Games

Jason Huber
August 12, 2019 - 3:38 pm

The Charlotte Hornets 2019-20 schedule has officially been released.

Take a look at the 10 most notable Hornets games to watch this season. Full schedule below. 

Remember, you can listen to every Charlotte game on WFNZ 610AM/102.5 FM or the RADIO.COM app. 
Nov. 7 at 8 pm: Boston Celtics @ Hornets (TNT) 
The return of Kemba Walker will be the only nationally televised Hornets game.

Charlotte's all-time leading scorer will play at Spectrum Center for the first time without a Charlotte jersey on. 

After nine years in the Queen City and plenty of memories, Walker left the franchise this summer to sign a four-year deal with Boston. The Hornets only offered Walker $160 million over five years in comparison to a potential $190-221 million max deal. 

This game will be emotional and Walker will likely receive a standing ovation since it wasn't really his fault for leaving. We can only imagine that it will be just as emotional for Walker. The Hornets will have a lot of bad games this season but this one is the most intriguing of the year. 

Nov. 5 at 7 pm: Indiana Pacers @ Hornets
Another return game at Spectrum Center with shooting guard Jeremy Lamb making his first appearance as a Pacer.

Lamb signed with the Pacers this offseason after spending four seasons in Charlotte that included a career-high of 15.3 points per game last year. 

Lamb was the second-leading scorer for the Hornets behind Walker last season and he should receive a nice standing ovation. 

Jan 24 at 3 pm (ET): Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Paris) 
Charlotte will head overseas to face Giannis and the Bucks at AccorHotels Arena in the French capital.

The Hornets haven't played in Paris since 1994 during the preseason and the game will be a homecoming for France native Nic Batum. 


March 21 at 7 pm: Los Angeles Lakers @ Hornets 
LeBron James and company drew one of the season's biggest crowds last December when the Lakers visited Charlotte and this year may be even bigger with James' new co-star Anthony Davis. 

Los Angeles also has DeMarcus Cousins, former UNC standout Dany Green and young star Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers should be a fun team to watch.

Nov. 9 at 7 pm: New Orleans Pelicans @ Hornets
The "old" Hornets no longer have Anthony Davis but they now have former Duke standout and the 2019 No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. 

Some people have even called New Orleans "Duke South" with former Blue Devils Brandon Ingram, JJ Redick, Frank Jackson and Jahlil Okafor all on the roster. 

There will be plenty of Duke ties to this game. 


Jan. 28 at 7 pm: Knicks @ Hornets
The battle of New York and Charlotte is always an interesting one. There have been buzzer-beaters and record performances from players during the team's meetings and with both teams not expected to be playoff teams, it'll be worth watching for who the better team is. 

It could be a matchup of which team gets the better lottery pick. 

Last season when the teams met in Charlotte in December, New York made an improbable comeback that could have been a key win to put Charlotte in the playoffs. 

Former Duke standout and the Knicks 2019 No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett will also make his return to the Carolinas.

Jan. 8 at 7 pm: Toronto Raptors @ Hornets
There is no more Kawhi Leonard in Toronto but it's always notable when the defending NBA Champion comes to visit.

The Hornets defeated the Raptors twice last season in a heartbreaking fashion thanks to Jeremy Lamb buzzer-beaters and Toronto probably hasn't forgotten about that. 

In case you forgot....

Dec. 4 at 7 pm: Golden State Warriors @ Hornets
The Warriors may not be as dominant of a team with Kevin Durant no longer around and Klay Thompson recovering from a torn Achilles but Golden State will still be one of the league's best.

Plus, they still have one of the league's best players in Charlotte native, Stephen Curry. 

Curry draws one of Spectrum Center's largest crowds every year and this year should be no different. 


March 28 at 7 pm: Los Angeles Clippers @ Hornets
The other star-studded LA team now has reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and All-Star Paul George on their roster. 

The Clippers won the summer and this could be the best team in the NBA.

It's a must-watch game when they come to Charlotte. 


Dec. 2 at 7 pm: Phoenix Suns @ Hornets
The return of Frank Kaminsky. Kaminsky always had mixed reviews during his four-year tenure in Charlotte but he didn't live up to expectations.

Kaminsky left this summer after the Hornets opted not to give him a qualifying offer and signed with the rebuilding Suns. 

FULL SCHEDULE BELOW 

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