Washington faces Charlotte, looks for 5th straight home win

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Charlotte Hornets (10-8, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (11-5, third in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts Charlotte aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak.

The Wizards are 3-3 against the rest of their division. Washington is the worst team in the Eastern Conference scoring 8.4 fast break points per game.

The Hornets are 2-2 against Southeast Division opponents. Charlotte gives up 113.7 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.4 points per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Hornets won the last meeting on Nov. 18, with Terry Rozier scoring 19 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bradley Beal is scoring 23.7 points per game and averaging 5.2 rebounds for the Wizards. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.8 points and 7.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

LaMelo Ball averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, scoring 19.3 points while shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc. Miles Bridges is shooting 44.7% and averaging 20.4 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 6-4, averaging 102.0 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.3 points per game.

Hornets: 5-5, averaging 108.2 points, 46.9 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Rui Hachimura: out (not with team), Davis Bertans: out (ankle), Thomas Bryant: out (left knee).

Hornets: P.J. Washington: day to day (elbow).

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

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