The Phoenix Suns play the Charlotte Hornets tonight as the Suns prepare to unleash Kevin Durant.
Phoenix is 33-29 on the season and is currently in third place in the Western Conference standings. The addition of Durant has Suns fans excited and hopeful for another NBA Championship. The Hornets, on the other hand, are 14th in the Eastern Conference and hold a record of 20-43.
Phoenix beat Charlotte 128-97 in their last meeting back in January. Charlotte is currently riding a five-game winning streak, but will Durant’s debut for the Suns combined with the season-ending injury to LaMelo Ball be too much for the Hornets to overcome? Phoenix enters tonight’s game having lost a close game against the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday and will look to get back into the win column against a LaMelo-less Charlotte Hornets team.
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Match Details
Fixture: Phoenix Suns @ Charlotte Hornets
Date and Time: March 1, 2023 @ 7pm EST
Location: Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina
Phoenix Suns Injury Report
UPDATE: According to ESPN, Kevin Durant, who was listed as questionable, will be making his Suns debut tonight against the Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets Injury Report
|LaMelo Ball||G||Out For Season||Ankle|
LaMelo Ball suffered a season-ending ankle fracture in Mondays game against the Pistons.
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Odds and Spread
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Starting 5s
|Phoenix Suns||Chris Paul||Devin Booker||Torrey Craig||Kevin Durant||Deandre Ayton|
|Charlotte Hornets||Terry Rozier||Kelly Oubre||Gordon Hayward||JT Thor||Mark Williams|
The Phoenix Suns have been good all year, and with the addition of Kevin Durant, are primed to make a deep run in the Playoffs. With LaMelo Ball’s season-ending injury, the Hornets’ season could be over. I love Phoenix tonight not only to win but cover the spread as well. Phoenix has too much firepower for Charlotte to not only defend but more importantly keep up with on the scoreboard. With KD, Chris Paul, and Devin Booker this game could turn into a slaughter very quickly.