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Barnes and the Raptors take on conference foe Charlotte

Toronto Raptors (9-12, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (6-13, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Mark Williams and the Charlotte Hornets host Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference play.

The Hornets have gone 6-10 against Eastern Conference teams. Charlotte gives up 121.6 points and has been outscored by 8.5 points per game.

The Raptors are 5-11 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto is 4-6 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Hornets average 11.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 fewer makes per game than the Raptors allow (12.4). The Raptors average 11.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.7 fewer made shots on average than the 14.0 per game the Hornets allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: Williams is averaging 13.2 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 18.0 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Barnes is averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.7 steals for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 110.4 points, 42.6 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.2 points per game.

Raptors: 4-6, averaging 113.3 points, 45.1 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Cody Martin: out (knee), Mark Williams: day to day (back).

Raptors: Christian Koloko: out (respiratory).

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

The Associated Press