Phoenix Suns (30-14, second in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (23-21, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will try to keep its five-game home win streak alive when the Hornets take on Phoenix.
The Hornets have gone 13-8 at home. Charlotte has an 8-3 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Suns have gone 15-6 away from home. Phoenix is 16-3 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Hornets won 124-121 in the last matchup on Feb. 24. Malik Monk led Charlotte with 29 points, and Devin Booker led Phoenix with 33 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is averaging 20.5 points and 3.5 assists for the Hornets. P.J. Washington is averaging 7.4 rebounds and 11.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Chris Paul has shot 48.6% and is averaging 16 points for the Suns. Booker is averaging 5.3 assists and 23.9 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 7-3, averaging 111.5 points, 44.4 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points on 46.8% shooting.
Suns: 7-3, averaging 114.8 points, 44.3 rebounds, 28 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107 points on 45.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (wrist).
Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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