The Atlanta Hawks head to the Spectrum Center on Wednesday, October 25 to take on the Charlotte Hornets in the season opener for both teams.
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The game will be televised locally on Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta (Hawks markets) and Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte (Hornets markets), but if you don’t have cable, don’t have those channels or you live out of market, you can watch a live stream for free on FuboTV, DirecTV Stream or Amazon Prime.
Hawks vs Hornets Live Stream Guide
You can watch a live stream of Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta, Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte (local markets), NBA League Pass (includes every out-of-market game) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV.
Local sports networks are included in the main bundle, while NBA League Pass is a separate add-on, but any packages and add-ons can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Hawks vs Hornets live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.
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DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta and Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte (local markets) are included in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Hawks vs Hornets live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch every out-of-market NBA game via NBA League Pass on Prime Channels. You can try both Amazon Prime and the NBA League Pass channel at no cost with a free trial:
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Hawks vs Hornets Preview
The Hawks finished with a .500 mark last year (41-41). Atlanta fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics in six games (4-2). Atlanta scored 118.4 points per game last year, with Trae Young pacing the team. For the first time in his career, Young averaged a double-double (26.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game).
Barring any injuries, Atlanta could roll out a starting lineup of Young, Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, Saddiq Bey and Clint Capela. This offseason, the Hawks also added Patty Mills and Wesley Matthews.
On the other side, Charlotte finished with a 27-55 record last season. The team is looking to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2015-2016 season.
The Hornets have some things to look forward to the season, however. They selected Brandon Miller with the No. 2 overall pick, and they also have a healthy LaMelo Ball to start the season. Ball only appeared and 36 games last year due to injury, and it should help the team immensely to have his facilitating skills available.
Charlotte averaged just 111 points a game last year, shooting 45.7% as a team. A starting lineup featuring Ball, Terry Rozier, Mark Williams, PJ Washington and Gordon Hayward should kick the season off. Expect Miller to rotate in behind Hayward, with the potential for his minutes to increase if he plays well.
Injury-wise, Charlotte will be without guard Bryce McGowens (ankle). The Hawks have a clean bill of health entering this game.
Hawks vs Hornets: What They’re Saying
“It all makes sense when you watch him play. If he’s open, he shoots it. If not, he moves it. Everything he does at both ends of the floor. If you watch and you say that was the best decision, and you don’t get that with a lot of the younger players anymore. To me, he’s very unique in that way. He’s fit in well. He’s off to a good start.” — Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford on rookie Brandon Miller.
“This season is about hard work. I would like for that to be characteristic of our system, us being a selfless team is huge and you can point to that in so many different areas, whether it’s taking the charge, making the extra pass, running back on defense, celebrating your teammates successes, all those different things.” — Atlanta Hawks head coach Quin Snyder.