Charlotte hosts conference rival Cleveland

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Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (5-2, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: Hornets -5

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland faces Charlotte in Eastern Conference action Monday.

Charlotte went 20-22 in Eastern Conference action and 18-18 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Hornets averaged 109.5 points per game while shooting 45.5% from the field and 36.9% from behind the arc last season.

Cleveland finished 21-50 overall and 16-26 in Eastern Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Cavaliers averaged 103.8 points per game last season, 51.0 in the paint, 16.3 off of turnovers and 11.2 on fast breaks.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Hornets won 123-112 in the last meeting on Oct. 22. Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 30 points, and Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 33 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: None listed.

Cavaliers: Kevin Pangos: day to day (personal), Isaac Okoro: day to day (left hamstring).

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

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