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Matchup in Charlotte marks trip home for many Pelicans

A battle of two 1-0 teams!

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The Pelicans are minutes away from a matchup against the Hornets, and the lone trip of the season to Charlotte is a special one for a number of those within the organization because many have ties to the surrounding region.

“They get an opportunity to come home and play in front of their family and friends,” Willie Green said in pregame. “That’s always fun. It’s exciting for them, exciting for their family. I don’t know what’s in the water here in North and South Carolina, but I’m grateful to have the guys that we have on our team: Devonte, Trey, Zion, Brandon, even Dyson Daniels. His family from Carolina, so we have a lot of ties here on the team — Fred Vinson, he’s from Carolina, one of our assistant coaches.”

For more on tonight’s early tip-off, please give our preview a read.

Geaux Pels!

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (1-0) at Charlotte Hornets (1-0)

When: October 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m. CT

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass

Where to listen: WRNO 99.5

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