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Cleveland hosts Charlotte, aims to stop home slide

April 9, 2019

Charlotte Hornets (38-42, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-62, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland takes on Charlotte looking to stop its three-game home losing streak.

The Cavaliers are 13-27 on their home court. Cleveland is the worst team in the Eastern Conference averaging just 104.6 points per game.

The Hornets are 13-27 on the road. Charlotte averages 44 rebounds per game and is 24-11 when pulling down more rebounds than opponents. The Hornets won 110-99 in the last matchup between these two teams on Dec. 19. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 30 points and Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Clarkson ranks second on the Cavaliers with 1.8 made 3-pointers and averages 16.9 points while shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc. Larry Nance Jr. has averaged 9.6 rebounds and added 10.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

Walker has shot 43 percent and is averaging 25.5 points for the Hornets. Miles Bridges has averaged 5.8 rebounds and added 10.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 7-3, averaging 111.6 points, 43.3 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting.

Cavaliers: 1-9, averaging 106.5 points, 44.1 rebounds, 18.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points on 52.1 percent shooting.

Cavaliers Injuries: Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Nik Stauskas: day to day (back), John Henson: out (wrist), Tristan Thompson: out (rest), Kevin Love: out (rest).

Hornets Injuries: Shelvin Mack: out (personal), Cody Zeller: out (left knee soreness), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: out (personal), Marvin Williams: day to day (foot).

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