Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hosts the Washington Wizards after the Hornets took down the Boston Celtics 121-118 in overtime.
The Hornets are 2-2 against Southeast Division teams. Charlotte allows 122.2 points to opponents and has been outscored by 8.5 points per game.
The Wizards are 1-3 against opponents from the Southeast Division. Washington is sixth in the Eastern Conference scoring 115.2 points per game and is shooting 48.3%.
The Hornets average 113.7 points per game, 10.7 fewer points than the 124.4 the Wizards give up. The Wizards are shooting 48.3% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 49.1% the Hornets' opponents have shot this season.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Hornets won the last matchup 124-117 on Nov. 11. Gordon Hayward scored 27 points to help lead the Hornets to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is scoring 14.3 points per game with 6.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists for the Hornets. Mark Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 68.6% over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 114.2 points, 45.9 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.5 points per game.
Wizards: 1-9, averaging 115.8 points, 36.3 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points.
Wizards: Delon Wright: out (knee).
The Associated Press