Charlotte Hornets (24-23, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (21-25, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: Pacers -4; over/under is 222.5
BOTTOM LINE: Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers host Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets.
The Pacers are 13-15 in Eastern Conference games. Indiana is 9-22 when opponents grab more rebounds and averages 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 13-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 14-7 when outrebounding opponents and averages 44.2 rebounds per game.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Hornets won 108-105 in the last meeting on Jan. 29. Rozier led Charlotte with 19 points, and Domantas Sabonis led Indiana with 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brogdon is shooting 45.8% and averaging 21.2 points. Myles Turner is averaging 5.5 rebounds and 9.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Gordon Hayward has shot 47.2% and is averaging 19.8 points for the Hornets. Devonte' Graham is averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers and scoring 14.9 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 113.8 points, 42.6 rebounds, 28 assists, 8.4 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 47.4% shooting.
Hornets: 5-5, averaging 106.1 points, 43.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, seven steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points on 46.9% shooting.
INJURIES: Pacers: Domantas Sabonis: day to day (quad), TJ Warren: out for season (foot), Jeremy Lamb: day to day (toe).
Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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