Charlotte faces Portland, seeks to halt 5-game skid

Portland Trail Blazers (7-3, third in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (3-8, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will try to break its five-game skid when the Hornets play Portland.

Charlotte finished 43-39 overall with a 22-19 record at home during the 2021-22 season. The Hornets averaged 115.3 points per game last season, 15.8 on free throws and 41.7 from deep.

Portland finished 11-41 in Western Conference action and 10-31 on the road last season. The Trail Blazers averaged 106.2 points per game last season, 43.7 in the paint, 16.5 off of turnovers and 12.4 on fast breaks.

INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Gordon Hayward: out (shoulder), Cody Martin: day to day (quad).

Trail Blazers: Gary Payton II: out (core), Olivier Sarr: out (wrist).

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

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