Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction & Match Preview – October 7th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets will meet in another preseason game at the Spectrum Center on Thursday, October 7.
Both teams began their preseason campaigns with impressive victories. The Memphis Grizzlies put on an impressive show to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-77 in their first preseason game. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets comfortably overcame the challenge posed by the Oklahoma City Thunder by emerging victorious after a 113-97 win. Both teams will be looking to carry the same momentum in this encounter and gain victory to help them gain confidence before the regular season.
Fixture: Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets | NBA Preseason 2021
Date and Time: Thursday, October 7, 7:00 PM ET [Friday, October 8, 4:30 AM IST]
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Memphis Grizzlies preview
The Memphis Grizzlies recorded an impressive victory over defending champions Milwaukee Bucks in their first preseason game. Ja Morant was the star of the Grizzlies, as he led the team with 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in the 24 minutes he played. Fans were excited to see Morant perform as he turned things up with a monstrous in-game dunk.
The newest member of the Grizzlies, Steven Adams, also had an impressive outing against the Bucks, as he scored 11 points and recorded 10 assists in the 21 minutes he played. Jaren Jackson Jr. played 32 minutes in the game against the Bucks. He scored seven points and also managed to record four blocks in the game.
If the team continues to perform at its full potential in the game against the Hornets. The Grizzlies have a great chance of beating the Hornets for their second consecutive NBA preseason victory.
Charlotte Hornets preview
The Charlotte Hornets recorded an impressive 113-97 victory over the young OKC team. His rookie guard, James Bouknight, scored 20 points on the night while shooting 58.3% from the field. The Hornets also had another impressive 2021 Rookie of the Year performance: LaMelo Ball, who scored 15 points against OKC, while shooting 53.8% from the field. He continued his exploits from last season by showing off some crafty handles and impressive court vision to make things easier for the Hornets.
The Charlotte Hornets shot 27.3% from beyond the arc of the game. They will hope to improve that. However, this being the preseason, they will be looking to test new lineups and give their bench players more opportunities to show their skills. The game against the Grizzlies would be the perfect opportunity for the Hornets to put their group to the test. They will hope to do their best and add another preseason victory to boost morale before the start of the regular season.
Grizzlies vs Hornets prediction
The Charlotte Hornets have an exciting roster for the 2021-22 season. Players like LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward bolstered their chances of reaching the playoffs. However, they will need all of their players to stay healthy if they are to meet their postseason goals.
The preseason gives the Hornets the perfect opportunity to prepare for their battle in the regular season. They have all the machinery to outmaneuver the Grizzlies in the preseason game, and despite Morant’s recent run, the Charlotte Hornets look likely winners in this game.
Where to watch the Grizzlies vs Hornets preseason game?
NBA preseason games will be available on the official NBA app. Subscription will give you access to preseason and all regular-season games. The game will also air on WFNZ [610 AM / 102.5 FM], which is Charlotte Hornets’ flagship radio station.