Charlotte takes on Orlando, seeks to end 3-game skid

Orlando Magic (21-32, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (15-39, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte comes into the matchup against Orlando as losers of three in a row.

The Hornets have gone 8-26 against Eastern Conference teams. Charlotte ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 33.0 defensive rebounds per game led by Mason Plumlee averaging 6.3.

The Magic are 2-7 against the rest of the division. Orlando gives up 114.5 points to opponents while being outscored by 3.3 points per game.

The teams meet for the third time this season. In the last meeting on Nov. 15 the Hornets won 112-105 led by 18 points from Plumlee, while Franz Wagner scored 23 points for the Magic.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is scoring 21.7 points per game with 4.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

Bol Bol is averaging 10.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Magic. Wagner is averaging 18.2 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 4-6, averaging 111.9 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.2 points per game.

Magic: 5-5, averaging 115.0 points, 41.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hand), Cody Martin: out (knee).

Magic: Wendell Carter Jr.: day to day (right foot), Chuma Okeke: out (knee).


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

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