The Charlotte Hornets look to begin the 2018-2019 NBA Season on a high note with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
After a stellar preseason outing, the Charlotte Hornets seem to be in good standings for the regular season. Players such as Willy Hernangomez and Miles Bridges looked promising in the Hornets’ preseason games. The team only lost one game in the preseason; that game is the rematch against Boston, which was a down to the wire game.
The key in the Hornets’ preseason success was the team’s ability to create open shots, and the ability to move the basketball consistently. In the NBA today, perimeter shooting and effective ball movement is the key to success. Under new head coach James Borrego, the Hornets have a lot of potential with their young players, and coach Borrego as the chance to do something special with this Hornets’ roster
The true question for the team is what will happen at the center spot? The team currently has four players who could play at the five spots. Could coach Borrego look to play a deep lineup in the game against the Buck’s, or will he keep someone around to be later traded? The team currently has the talent to make an impact at the five spot against the bucks; they will face opposing players such as Brook Lopez, Thon Maker, and Tyler Zeller.
NBA 2K18 Predicts the Final Score
In this NBA 2k18 matchup that was simulated in Season mode using the “MyLeague” option, the Hornets looked to have a good outing in their first game of the season against the Milwaukee Bucks. This game featured a high scoring and down to the wire game, with a break-out debut for the rookie Miles Bridges.
*0-0 All-Time NBA 2k Predictions this season
*4-3 All-Time NBA 2k Predictions last season
Hornets- 121 Bucks- 115
Kemba Walker– 26
Miles Bridges- 21
Jeremy Lamb– 20
Cody Zeller– 9
Kemba Walker- 8
Nicolas Batum- 6
Tony Parker– 5
Other Team Stat Predictions:
Shot percentage- 51%
Bench Points- 58
Based on this prediction, the Hornets look to have a strong first outing against the Milwaukee Bucks. This game seems to be a thriller as we have three players who score over twenty points, and others who have great games as well. Nicolas Batum will have a good game, and if Zeller starts; he will have a great game.
The team has a full lineup, and it is unclear if everyone will get to play, and it is unclear what the rotation at the four and five spots will look at. I feel that this will be the central spot to watch at during the game for the Hornets since this is the first game without former Hornet, Dwight Howard.