On Wednesday evening, the Spurs vs. Hornets live stream NBA game will be one to watch from the 2016 NBA schedule. Right now, both teams are considered contenders in the early playoff picture and both are near the upper half of their respective conferences. Charlotte has put together an impressive start to their latest campaign despite injuries. San Antonio has continued to play like the contender they are, even in the first season without the retired Tim Duncan. Which squad will take this important early NBA season match-up on Wednesday?

Has Charlotte lost its buzz?

The Charlotte Hornets started off the season looking great and were at one time ranked at the top of the Eastern Conference along with the Cleveland Cavs.

However, they've had some rough injuries disrupting their progress. They're now on a two-game skid, having lost at New Orleans in overtime and more recently at home to the Memphis Grizzlies.

They'll now welcome a team to Charlotte that is on a roll. The Hornets will need to show some serious tenacity against this Western Conference team in order to prove that they have what it takes. It won't be easy, taking on a team of the Spurs' caliber with a coach with the prestige of Gregg Popovich. Can team leader Kemba Walker and his supporting cast get the home win?

Spurs on winning streak

Coming into this game, San Antonio has reeled off an impressive win streak of six games in a row. They've most recently dispatched of the Mavericks and Lakers.

Other wins came against the Rockets, Heat, Kings, and Pistons during this stretch. Now they try to get a seventh win on the road. They are already 7-0 when it comes to playing away from home. Leading the team are its newest stars Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.

When it comes down to it, this team isn't leading the NBA in points scored, but ranks in the top five for their defense, allowing just over 97 points a game to their opposition.

They're also ninth in the league in assists, showing unselfish team play. The Spurs get nearly 23 assists per game. The Charlotte Hornets rank third in that category, ninth in rebounding and at No. 11 in defense for points allowed, making an intriguing matchup.

How to watch & game odds

The Hornets are 4-3 at home so far this season and will be the four-point home underdog in this contest.

The over/under points total is at about 200 combined points for the complete game. On the future odds list, San Antonio is 10 to 1 odds on favorite to win the title, which is tied with the L.A. Clippers for third. The Hornets have odds of 75 to 1 and are fifth overall on the list.

This game will be televised live nationally via the ESPN channel. Start time for the latest NBA match-up is 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday from Charlotte. To watch the Spurs vs. Hornets live streaming online coverage, cable and satellite customers with WatchESPN will need to log into their account via the website or compatible apps.

Additionally, SlingTV currently has a free trial which people might want to look at for watching the NBA games on ESPN and other channels.

This service allows for streaming of the live on-air content including ESPN and ESPN2 on its basic channel package.

NBA fans, who do you think is going to win this latest NBA match-up between the Spurs and Hornets?

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