Game On: Heat @ Hornets

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Published: October 13, 2010

With Lebron taking an unnecessary night off, Dwayne Wade hurt, and David West sitting this one out as well, this game lacks the excitement that was anticipated when fans first saw it on the schedule. Expect nothing more than a few minutes from Bosh. The Hornets will be looking to find some player combinations that will work off the bench, and regain some confidence following their discouraging loss to Orlando.

Injuries

Hornets- David West (wrist)

Heat- LeBron James (muscle cramp), Dwyane Wade (hamstring), Carlos Arroyo (groin), Jamaal Magloire (knee) and Eddie House (shoulder).

Starting lineups

Hornets: PG Chris Paul, SG Marco Belinelli, SF Trevor Ariza, PF Jason Smith , C Emeka Okafor

Heat: PG Mario Chalmers, SG James Jones, SF Mike Miller , PF Chris Bosh, C Joel Anthony.

Pregame notes from the Arena

  • The Hornets signed DJ Mbenga early this evening.
  • Hornets are 3-2 all time vs the Heat in the preason’
  • A portion of single game ticket sales are being donated to “Believe in Blue”
  • I will be on the Daily Dime Chat tonight, so if you missed Ryan and I earlier (or even if you didn’t) stop by and say hello.

14 Comments

  1. 42

    October 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    They can say they are playing it safe all they want. It’s fear, and reasonable fear, mind you, that their season depends totally on these three guys, all three, making it through the season playing 75 games each at a minimum and playing every playoff game.

    Welcome to real life, Miami. You may win 82+16 games for 6 straight years, but you’ll live in constant fear, not of taking a step back, but from looking as foolish as we did without Chris and Peja. The reason: you don’t have a team. You have a stars and an entourage. I’m interested to see how it stacks up to a team.

  2. QueenBee

    October 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I’m ready to see my team play. LET’S GEAUX HORNETS!!

    • Godfrey Jay

      October 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      Yeah same here, so we should win since its just Bosh (garb) lol, but I’m expecting a god game… will this game be televised in any way?

      • Godfrey Jay

        October 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

        good*

      • Hornet

        October 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

        yes it will be on NBAtv in 3 minutes

      • JCS

        October 14, 2010 at 1:09 am

        Bosh is a 5 time all-star who’s won 2 olympic medals. He’s ain’t garbage dude.

  3. tyler

    October 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    PUT MARCUS AS A STARTER JUST SEE HOW HE DOES

  4. StefanC

    October 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Lacks excitement!? We have a good chance of beating the Miami heat tonight! How is this not exciting?

    • Hornet

      October 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      It’s preseason and LeBron, Wade, and D West are all out so a lot of the ‘excitement’ factor is gone.

      Still, I’m curious to see how the team plays and how our 4s handle Bosh. Hopefully Marcus doesn’t shoot under 20% tonight.

      • StefanC

        October 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

        I know. That was completely sarcastic. I still enjoyed the game nonetheless.

  5. QueenBee

    October 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Hornets had no business losing that lead. Lawdy lawdy.

  6. StefanC

    October 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I shall now begin making my ” I heart Nelli” scrapbook!

  7. QueenBee

    October 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Belinelli looked really nice tonight. Nice.

  8. tyler

    October 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I just want to marcus thornton start just once n he will have a 20 point night cause he is no hood off the bench

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