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Hornets at Trail Blazers Pregame Report

January 11, 2019

 

 

 

The Charlotte Hornets will have to contend with one of the toughest backcourts in the league when they face the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. 

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combine to average nearly 47 points a game. 

 

Hornets' guard Kemba Walker, who's having one of his best seasons, is averaging 25 points a game. 

 

He's a good dude," McCollum said. "He plays well, he plays hard, he does things the right way. He's having an All-Star season."

 

Portland (25-17) is playing solid basketball having won three consecutive games and 10 of their last 14. On the other hand, the Hornets, have lost three of four and six of their last nine games. 

 

Charlotte (19-21) is on the fourth stop of a six game west coast road trip.