The Charlotte Hornets prepare to face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Both teams will be hoping for strong performances after splitting their two Summer League games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won their Summer League opener against the San Antonio Spurs, 99-90. RJ Nembhard Jr. led the way for the winner, dropping 20 points with four other players scoring in double figures. Cleveland lost its second game against the Denver Nuggets, 84-76.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets had similar results. They dropped their opener with a 96-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers despite four players in double figures. However, they bounced back with an 89-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Ty-Shon Alexander led the way with 22 points for Charlotte.
Fixation: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets | NBA Summer League 2022.
Date and hour : Wednesday July 13; 5 p.m. ET (Thursday, July 14; 2:30 a.m. IST).
Venue: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cleveland Cavaliers preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to a 1-1 record in the summer league after losing to the Denver Nuggets. Ochai Agbaji, No. 14 overall in the draft this year, had a bad night for the Cavaliers, recording just eight points on a 3-11 shot.
Key player – Ochai Agbaji
With the Cleveland Cavaliers desperate for a wing, all eyes were on Ochai Agbaji in the Summer League. The 14th overall pick was expected to produce great performances but has failed to do so so far.
However, his off-ball movement continues to impress. Agbaji’s threat from the perimeter as a catch-and-shoot wing is a promising sign for the Cavs.
Cleveland Cavaliers predicted roster
G- RJ Nembhard Jr | G- Ochai Agbaji | F- Isaiah Mobley | F- Luc Travers | VS- Amar Sulla
Charlotte Hornets Preview
The Charlotte Hornets are also 1-1 in the NBA Summer League. The franchise fell 94-86 to the Indiana Pacers in their Summer League opener. But they responded by beating the Los Angeles Lakers. Ty-Shon Alexander and LJ Figueroa helped the team win, the latter passing 7/7 from the field.
Key Player – Kai Jones
Kai Jones had a poor start to a critical summer league for the striker. In the game against the Pacers, Jones scored 12 points but went 5-15 from the field, missing ten attempts from range.
The Hornets knew the risk of drafting Jones there. While he played little for the Hornets, Jones showed his talent in the G-League, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Scheduled Charlotte Hornets Lineup
G- Jalen Crutcher | G- Bryce McGowens | F- Kai Jones | F- J.T. Thor | VS- Nick Richards
Cavaliers vs Hornets Match Prediction
Kai Jones is set for a big night for the Hornets. Both formations have a good offense, while the Cavaliers lack rim protection. However, the Cavs make up for that with Ochai Agbaji on the ball, wreaking havoc.
Where to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets?
It will air on ESPN 2, and viewers can also catch the action on NBA League Pass.