Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets: TV info, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday square off with the Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center for the 1st of 4 meetings this season as part of a home-and-home.

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets will play the first two of their four scheduled meetings this season in the next three days, beginning Wednesday night at Barclays Center for a 7:30 p.m. tip off before squaring off at Spectrum Center in Charlotte Friday.

The Nets (16-19) have been red-hot of late, winning eight of their last nine games to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff race, ending their pre-Christmas slate Sunday with a 111-103 win at home over the Phoenix Suns.

Charlotte (16-16) has been right around the break-even mark all season, never winning nor losing more than three games in succession thus far. The Hornets come in off a 119-103 loss on the road Sunday to the Boston Celtics.

More from Nothin' But Nets

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points with seven assists to pace Brooklyn to a relatively easy win over the Suns on Sunday in a game in which the Nets led for almost 46 minutes and never led by less than 10 points until the final basket of the game.

Rodions Kurucs recorded his first career double-double for Brooklyn with 16 points and 10 assists, D’Angelo Russell went for 18 points and eight assists, Ed Davis finished with 15 points and three steals and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson blocked two shots.

In the loss at Boston, Kemba Walker paced Charlotte with 21 points. Willy Hernangomez came off the bench for 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, Jeremy Lamb finished with 14 points and five assists and Devonte’ Graham had five dimes in a reserve role.

The Nets are 54-50 against Charlotte in the North Carolina franchise’s somewhat convoluted history, which includes the period 1988-2002 before the Hornets moved to New Orleans and since 2004 when Charlotte returned to the NBA as the Bobcats before reclaiming the Hornets moniker in 2014.

That overall record includes a 30-21 mark by the Nets since the NBA’s 2004 return to Charlotte.

The longest winning streak in the series belongs to the Nets, spanning their New Jersey and Brooklyn eras with seven straight wins from Jan. 22, 2012, to April 6, 2013. The Hornets have three five-game winning streaks, most recently from Nov. 18, 2015, to Nov. 4, 2016.

The New Jersey Nets had the highest-scoring game in the series, a 136-120 win at Charlotte on Dec. 27, 1991. The Hornets have scored 121 twice, most recently in a 121-108 win at East Rutherford on March 17, 1991.

The Hornets own the most lopsided win, a 105-77 win at Charlotte on April 12, 1995. Brooklyn beat the Hornets 114-87 at Charlotte on Dec. 13, 2014, for the Nets’ biggest win.

Deron Williams set the Nets’ NBA franchise scoring record with 57 points in a win over the Bobcats in Charlotte on March 4, 2012. The top scoring performance for the Hornets came from Jamal Mashburn, who had 36 points in a Feb. 27, 2002, win at Charlotte.

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 9-12 against Charlotte, with a high scoring mark set in a 125-111 win at Charlotte on March 8. The Hornets’ top effort against Brooklyn was in a 120-118 loss at Barclays Center on Dec. 26, 2016.

The Hornets most lopsided win against Brooklyn was on March 4, 2015, in a 115-91 win at Barclays Center.

Brook Lopez has the Brooklyn scoring mark with 34 points in a win at Charlotte on March 25, 2015. Al Jefferson scored 35 points for the Bobcats in a win at Charlotte on March 26, 2014.

*-Historical research courtesy of

Get connected with your favorite team today! Stream all the action on Fubo.

Here is how to connect to the Nets and Hornets Wednesday night.

Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
TVYES Network
Live streamNBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: First meeting (Charlotte won last season, 2-1)
Records: Charlotte 16-16 (6th in East), Brooklyn 16-19 (9th in East)

Scoring: CHA 112.8 (10th), BKN 110.5 (17th)
Defense: CHA 110.8 (16th), BKN 111.1 (19th)

Off. Rating: CHA 110.9 (9th), BKN 109.9 (12th)
Def. Rating: CHA 109.0 (15th), BKN 110.2 (21st)
Pace: CHA 100.77 (14th), BKN 99.47 (23rd)

Shooting: CHA 45.5% (16th), BKN 45.2% (20th)
3-point: CHA 35.6% (12th), BKN 36.1% (6th)

Opponent shooting: CHA 46.2% (18th), BKN 47.2% (24th)
Opponent 3-point: CHA 34.5% (12th), BKN 34.9% (13th)


Charlotte: OUT–Joe Chealey (G League, two-way), J.P. Macura (G League, two-way)

Brooklyn: OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee), Treveon Graham (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot), Dzanan Musa (left shoulder dislocation)

Last meeting

March 21 at Brooklyn: The Hornets trailed by 23 points midway through the third quarter and were down by 12 entering the fourth before roaring back for a road win at Barclays Center.

Charlotte scored the final nine points of the game, taking the lead on Kemba Walker’s and-one on a short turnaround jumper with 18.3 seconds remaining to go up 107-105.

Caris LeVert missed a potential game-tying layup with 11.5 seconds left and Dwight Howard iced the game with a pair of free throws for the Hornets.

Howard keyed the Charlotte comeback with a gargantuan third quarter, scoring 19 points with 12 rebounds while playing the entire 12 minutes. He finished with 32 points and 30 rebounds, while Walker added 24 points and six assists.

D’Angelo Russell paced Brooklyn with 19 points and five assists. Jarrett Allen had nine rebounds and four blocks before fouling out and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 13 points and three steals before picking up his sixth personal foul.

Allen Crabbe and Quincy Acy each blocked two shots as well.

dark. Next. 10 best Nets from 3rd NBA decade (1996-2006)

What’s next?

Charlotte: vs. Brooklyn, Friday; at Washington, Saturday; vs. Orlando, Monday

Brooklyn: at Charlotte, Friday; at Milwaukee, Saturday; vs. New Orleans, Jan. 2