charlotte hornets announce five-game 2018-19 preseason schedule

15:00    02 Aug 2018

Boston Celtics forward Abdel Nader (R) reaches to block the pass by Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams (L)
National Basketball Association (NBA) side Charlotte Hornets have announced their five-game 2018-19 preseason schedule.

The schedule is highlighted by a pair of matchups against the Boston Celtics coming off an Eastern Conference Finals appearance and two home games at Spectrum Center against the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls.

"The Hornets will open preseason action against the Celtics at the Dean E. Smith Center on Friday, Sept. 28, after holding training camp in Chapel Hill, NC. The Hornets will then head out on the road for a preseason contest against the Celtics at TD Garden on Sept. 30."

"The Hornets will return to Charlotte to host two home preseason contests. The first contest at Spectrum Center will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 2, vs. the Miami Heat and the preseason home slate will conclude with a matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Oct. 8."

"The team will round out the preseason on the road on Friday, October 12, when they visit the Dallas Mavericks."

"The Hornets home games on Sept. 28 against Boston and on Oct. 2 against Miami will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast and streamed on the Fox Sports App," a team statement read.

FIBA World Basketball show will be televised at 19h30 on Fox Sports on Thursday.

The weekly show looks at various FIBA tournaments including NBA, EuroBasket, EuroLeague as well as the World Championships.

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