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CHARLOTTE HORNETS: 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule Highlights

Hornets 2017-18 Schedule Highlights

Season Opener

At Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Home Opener

Friday, October 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m.

Big Games at Spectrum Center

Cleveland – Defending Eastern Conference Champs (twice): Wed., Nov. 15 and Wed., March 28

Golden State – Defending NBA Champs: Wed., Dec. 6

Houston – James Harden & Chris Paul: Fri., Oct. 27

San Antonio – Thanksgiving Weekend: Sat., Nov. 25

Boston – Post-Christmas Week: Wed., Dec. 27

Oklahoma City – Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook: Sat., Jan. 13 at 5 pm

Spectrum Center’s Home Court Advantage

Hornets have averaged three straight seasons of 17,000+ fans and double-digit sell-outs

Spectrum Center has become a true home court advantage

52-30 record at home the last two seasons; fifth-best home record in the Eastern Conference

Weekend Dates

Schedule features 20 weekend games 15 Friday/Saturday games

7 – Fridays, 8 – Saturdays, 5 – Sundays, including 4 afternoon games with 1 p.m. start times

20 of team’s 41 home games (49%) are weekend games (Fri, Sat, or Sun)


Only way to guarantee tickets to this season’s big games is with the Pick 23 Plan or with a Swarm365 full season membership (memberships start at $12 per seat/game)

The Pick 23 Plan includes the Home Opener vs. Atlanta and 22 games of your choice and starts at $368

Fans can purchase online at or by calling 704-Hornets

Single-game tickets for marquee games will be limited and will not be on sale until late September

Team/Basketball Ops – Schedule Notes

Number of sets of back-to-back games reduced from 16 last year to 14 this year

NBA continues to focus on reducing back-to-back games; helps players and improves product for fans

Eliminated four games in five nights

The four Eastern Conference opponents the Hornets only play three times each (instead of four): Boston, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Detroit.

Longest Homestand: 10 days and 5 games (Jan. 17 – 28)

Longest Road Trip: 9 days and 5 games (March 13 – March 21) 

National TV Games

Will want to be at Spectrum Center for national broadcasts

3 nationally televised games

Cleveland – ESPN: Wed., Nov. 15

Golden State – ESPN: Wed., Dec. 6

At Houston – ESPN: Wed., Dec. 13

Team also on NBATV five additional times during the year


Offseason Acquisitions:

Acquired eight-time NBA All-Star center Dwight Howard

Free agent point guard Michael Carter-Williams

Added guard Malik Monk (Kentucky) and forward Dwayne Bacon (Florida State) in the NBA Draft

Hornets looking to make the NBA Playoffs for the third time in the last five seasons


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