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Warriors vs. Hornets live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV


Warriors vs. Hornets live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

The Warriors head to Charlotte to take on the Hornets on Wednesday in what could be an interesting matchup.

Both teams appear to have a lackluster impact as of late. The Hornets are 3-7 in their last 10 games, while the Warriors are 2-8.

The Warriors have lost in each of their first three cities during their five-game road trip.

Rookie forward Eric Paschall continues to dominate coming off a 24-point game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. 

The Warriors received some positive news on Wednesday, too, with coach Steve Kerr announcing guard D'Angelo Russell is "probable" after a nine-game absence. 

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Here's how you can watch Wednesday's Warriors-Hornets game:

When: Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. PT -- pregame coverage begins at 3:00 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live Stream: MyTeams App

Willie Cauley-Stein chose Warriors over larger Hornets contract offer


Willie Cauley-Stein chose Warriors over larger Hornets contract offer

Willie Cauley-Stein didn't hold back last year during Kings Media Day. The former lottery pick wanted a lot more money in the bank. 

“I’m ready to get paid,” Cauley-Stein told NBC Sports California's James Ham. “This is what we’ve got to do, that’s what type of focus I’m on."

Cauley-Stein certainly envisioned signing for more than $4.4 million this past offseason. He saw a big payday in his future as a free agent, but that didn't quite happen. Instead, the athletic center turned down more money to sign with the Warriors. 

The Hornets offered Cauley-Stein a $9-million contract, the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau reported Wednesday, but the Kentucky product had something more important on his mind: Winning. 

Cauley-Stein signed a two-year deal with the Warriors on July 9, with a player option fir the second season. Coach Steve Kerr told the former Kings center that his skills in the pick-and-roll would fit perfectly with D'Angelo Russell. 

After four straight losing seasons in Sacramento, it's easy to see why Cauley-Stein would sign with the Warriors. He saw a future sharing the court with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Russell. Instead, all three are hurt, and the Dubs are leaning on their rookies. 

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Cauley-Stein missed the start of his first season as a Warrior with a left mid-foot strain. He now has played four games with the Warriors and is averaging 9.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over 16.5 minutes per game as he regains his strength and endurance. 

This isn't the start to the season that Cauley-Stein had in mind, but he doesn't seem to have any regrets joining Golden State.

Why Warriors rookie Eric Paschall wanted big game against Hornets

Why Warriors rookie Eric Paschall wanted big game against Hornets

Eric Paschall was the talk of the NBA on Monday night.

The Warriors rookie celebrated his 23rd birthday by racking up 34 points and 13 rebounds.

But let's go back to what happened Saturday against the Hornets when Paschall scored a then-career-high 25 points.

He really wanted to have a big game that night because PJ Washington was standing in his way.

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic has the backstory:

In a team session before the Warriors played Charlotte last week, coach Steve Kerr went around the room asking his players if they knew any of the Hornets’ youngsters. When he got to PJ Washington, the rookie forward Charlotte selected with the No. 12 overall pick, Eric Paschall had some insight.

“Steve was like, ‘Anybody know this guy?'” Draymond Green said Monday night, recalling the meeting. “(Paschall) was like, ‘Hell yeah, I know something about him. He ducked me all pre-draft. But I’m on his a-- tonight.’ And he went out there and did it. And I loved it.”

Thank you Draymond for bringing this to light.

Perhaps Paschall would have been selected higher than No. 41 overall if Washington didn't avoid going against him in pre-draft workouts.

Whatever the case, the Villanova product took his frustration out on the forward from Kentucky:

And then Paschall carried the trash talk over to his postgame press conference:

You got to think Paschall had this game circled on his calendar for quite some time. In the months leading up to the draft, he wanted to show NBA scouts and executives that they should take him over Washington.

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He apparently didn't get that opportunity and that provided ample motivation.

The Paschall-Washington rematch is set for Dec. 4 in Charlotte. Mark your calendars.

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