With the Charlotte Hornets coming into town to face the Trail Blazers with a 9-24 record, Portland fans might be justified asking, “O opponent, where is thy sting?” But the Hornets have recovered LaMelo Ball from the injury list and have won two of their last three outings. Between that and injuries to almost every good Blazers defender off the bench, the game might be tougher than you’d think. Either way, you can talk about it here in our Game Day Thread.
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This is the first half thread. The second half thread will be published around halftime.
Trail Blazers vs. Hornets - Monday, December 26 - 7:00 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: Root Sports Plus, NBA League Pass, NBA TV
Blazers injuries: Justise Winslow (out), Gary Payton II (out), Nassir Little (out)
Hornets injuries: Dennis Smith, Jr. (day to day), Cody Martin (day to day)
SBN Affiliate: At The Hive
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