The Charlotte Hornets are set to face off against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. It is only an NBA regular-season game, but it should have a postseason feel to it. Not just because both teams have clearly improved from last season, but because the Ball brothers are set to duke it out.

That's right, Lonzo and LaMelo Ball will play against one another for the first time this season. The reigning Rookie of the Year has stepped his game up this season, and so has Lonzo with his new team. After landing in Chicago, Zo is playing the best basketball we've seen from him so far in his NBA career.

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To fans and the media, this game should be a huge deal. For Lonzo, it looks like it's bringing out all types of nostalgia. When he was asked about the matchup between himself and his baby brother, he gave this reply:

“Lotta fun. Lotta backyard battles,” Lonzo said, via NBC Sports Chicago's K.C. Johnson.

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Simple yet meaningful words from the elder Ball. Growing up, it's only natural to go back and forth with your siblings in sports and so many other endeavors. Like so:

Both the Bulls and Hornets are vying for playoff spots. Every win is important for these franchises. NBA fans should be in for a treat as we will see the sibling rivalry unfold in real time. LaMelo has been hot since he entered the league, and a lot of people feel like he is already better than his brother. Lonzo will be out to prove he still has seniority, but LaMelo is sure to show his supporters they're right on the money.