Hornets take on the Knicks on 3-game skid

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Friday, December 9, 2022

New York Knicks (12-13, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-18, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

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

: Hornets -3; over/under is 224

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will try to break its three-game slide when the Hornets take on New York.

The Hornets are 4-13 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte ranks third in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 45.2 rebounds. Mason Plumlee leads the Hornets with 9.2 boards.

The Knicks are 8-6 in conference matchups. New York ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 23.6 assists per game led by Jalen Brunson averaging 6.2.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won 134-131 in overtime in the last matchup on Oct. 26.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kelly Oubre Jr. is shooting 31.9% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 20.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals. P.J. Washington is shooting 43.2% and averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Julius Randle averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 21.6 points while shooting 33.7% from beyond the arc. Brunson is averaging 21 points and six assists over the past 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 110.5 points, 46.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points per game.

Knicks: 4-6, averaging 112.5 points, 47.8 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Gordon Hayward: out (shoulder), Mark Williams: out (ankle), Cody Martin: out (quad), Dennis Smith Jr.: out (ankle).

Knicks: Obi Toppin: out (knee), Ryan Arcidiacono: out (ankle).


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