Charlotte takes on Brooklyn, seeks to halt 6-game skid

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Brooklyn Nets (25-38, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (15-48, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

: Nets -6.5; over/under is 208.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte looks to stop its six-game slide when the Hornets play Brooklyn.

The Hornets are 9-31 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte is 2-32 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Nets have gone 17-20 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 44.0 rebounds per game led by Nicolas Claxton averaging 9.8.

The Hornets are shooting 45.7% from the field this season, 1.3 percentage points lower than the 47.0% the Nets allow to opponents. The Nets' 45.8% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.7 percentage points lower than the Hornets have allowed to their opponents (49.5%).

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Nets won 133-121 in the last matchup on Oct. 30. Cameron Thomas led the Nets with 33 points, and Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Miller is averaging 16.8 points for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games.

Mikal Bridges is scoring 20.9 points per game with 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Dennis Schroder is averaging 15.1 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 47.1% over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 100.7 points, 40.7 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points per game.

Nets: 4-6, averaging 102.1 points, 40.0 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Tre Mann: out (groin), Mark Williams: out (back), Cody Martin: out (ankle).

Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Cameron Johnson: out (ankle), Ben Simmons: out for season (back), Cam Thomas: day to day (ankle), Day'Ron Sharpe: day to day (wrist).


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