The Charlotte Hornets come into the game off the back of two impressive victories after losing their first two games of the season. They came up with a hard-fought victory over the Brooklyn Nets, and then posted a comfortable 19-point victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with multiple injuries and are coming into the game off a 19-point loss against Championship contenders Boston Celtics. Grayson Allen is the latest player to be affected and they now face an in-form Charlotte Hornets who will be looking to make it three wins on the trot.
Memphis Grizzlies - Team News
Grayson Allen is doubtful for the game against the Charlotte Hornets, although he is expected to return for the Memphis Grizzlies’ game against the LA Lakers. This is in addition to starters Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. who are both out due to injuries as well.
The Memphis Grizzlies are in an injury crisis, with Justise Winlow, Jontay Porter, De’Anthony Melton, Xavier Tillman and Killian Tellie also ruled out of the game.
Missing their two best players, the Memphis Grizzlies appear to have their task cut out against an in-form Charlotte Hornets.
Injured: Justise Winlow, Jontay Porter, De’Anthony Melton, Xavier Tillman, Killian Tellie, Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant
Doubtful: Grayson Allen
Charlotte Hornets - Team News
On the other hand, the Charlotte Hornets can count on a full-strength roster with both Terry Rozier and Devonte’ Graham expected to start at the guard positions. The only player unavailable for the game is Cody Zeller, who is sidelined due to a hand injury.
The Charlotte Hornets have looked in fine form and will be hoping to post a comfortable victory in their first game of 2021. They could potentially make it three consecutive wins and get their playoff bid up and running.
Injured: Cody Zeller
At what time will Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets tip-off?
USA: 1st January 2020, 7 PM ET
India: 1st January 2020, 5:30 AM IST