Hornets vs. Kings: How to watch NBA online, TV channel, live stream info, game time

Through 3 Quarters

Both the Charlotte Hornets and the Sacramento Kings have kept the scorekeepers busy with 200 between them three quarters in. a win is still up for grabs for either team, but Charlotte is up 101-99 So far, this is quite different from their previous head-to-head, which was decided by 30 points.

The Hornets have enjoyed the tag-team combination of shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr. and shooting guard James Bouknight. The former has 19 points and five assists along with five rebounds and two blocks, while the latter has shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and has recorded 21 points and five boards. Bouknight hadn’t helped his team much against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, so this is a nice turnaround for him.

With ten games going down to the wire already, it’s been a real nail-biter of a season for Charlotte, and they are locked in another battle with Sacramento. Maybe they will pull away, but we predict a narrow margin.

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Charlotte

Current Records: Sacramento 11-14; Charlotte 14-13

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Spectrum Center. The Kings will be strutting in after a win while Charlotte will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Sacramento didn’t have too much trouble with the Orlando Magic at home on Wednesday as they won 142-130. Sacramento relied on the efforts of point guard De’Aaron Fox, who had 33 points, and shooting guard Tyrese Haliburton, who shot 5-for-6 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 18 points and 11 assists.

Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought matchup, but Charlotte had to settle for a 110-106 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. The loss was just more heartbreak for Charlotte, who fell 127-124 when the teams previously met earlier this month. Despite the loss, they got a solid performance out of small forward Gordon Hayward, who had 31 points and seven assists in addition to five rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Kings are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.

Charlotte’s loss took them down to 14-13 while Sacramento’s victory pulled them up to 11-14. Allowing an average of 116.04 points per game, the Hornets haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming game.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $11.62


The Kings are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Charlotte have won ten out of their last 13 games against Sacramento.

  • Nov 05, 2021 – Sacramento 140 vs. Charlotte 110
  • Mar 15, 2021 – Charlotte 122 vs. Sacramento 116
  • Feb 28, 2021 – Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 126
  • Dec 17, 2019 – Charlotte 110 vs. Sacramento 102
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Charlotte 118 vs. Sacramento 111
  • Jan 17, 2019 – Charlotte 114 vs. Sacramento 95
  • Jan 12, 2019 – Sacramento 104 vs. Charlotte 97
  • Jan 22, 2018 – Charlotte 112 vs. Sacramento 107
  • Jan 02, 2018 – Charlotte 131 vs. Sacramento 111
  • Feb 25, 2017 – Charlotte 99 vs. Sacramento 85
  • Jan 28, 2017 – Sacramento 109 vs. Charlotte 106
  • Jan 25, 2016 – Charlotte 129 vs. Sacramento 128
  • Nov 23, 2015 – Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 122

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • Nick Richards: Out (Illness)
  • P.J. Washington: Out (Illness)
  • Ish Smith: Out (Covid-19)
  • Mason Plumlee: Out (Covid-19)
  • Terry Rozier: Out (Covid-19)
  • Jalen McDaniels: Out (Covid-19)
  • LaMelo Ball: Out (Covid-19)

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • Richaun Holmes: Out (Eye)


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