Charlotte plays New York for conference matchup

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Charlotte Hornets (5-10, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (9-7, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Hornets -6.5

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes New York and Charlotte will play on Tuesday.

The Knicks are 7-4 in conference matchups. New York is 2-1 in one-possession games.

The Hornets are 5-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte ranks ninth in the NBA with 12.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Mark Williams averaging 4.1.

The Knicks average 109.7 points per game, 12.5 fewer points than the 122.2 the Hornets give up. The Hornets average 8.2 more points per game (114.1) than the Knicks give up to opponents (105.9).

The teams play for the third time this season. The Knicks won the last meeting 122-108 on Nov. 18, with Jalen Brunson scoring 32 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is averaging 19.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Knicks. Brunson is averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

LaMelo Ball is scoring 24.7 points per game with 5.5 rebounds and 8.2 assists for the Hornets. Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 65.1% over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 7-3, averaging 113.5 points, 44.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points per game.

Hornets: 3-7, averaging 113.2 points, 45.9 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: None listed.

Hornets: Nick Richards: out (concussion), Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), James Bouknight: out (knee), Cody Martin: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.