Agreed. Houston believes they are legit title contenders so they will likely be playing with a lot to prove this year. I think all of that focus and determination will be bad news for Charlotte on opening night, on the road, but as posted above, I would be thrilled if Charlotte put up a good fight. I'd be more confident if we were playing them in Charlotte, after opening night.
However, a win on the road in Houston would be a huge statement win. That would definitely put the league on notice that Charlotte is not a joke anymore. That would be refreshing, so I'm really hoping that they can somehow find a way to pull off a victory. Go Bobcats!