Hornets play the Clippers in non-conference play
Los Angeles Clippers (25-26, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (28-22, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte and Los Angeles meet in non-conference action.
The Hornets have gone 14-7 in home games. Charlotte is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 27.2 assists per game led by LaMelo Ball averaging 7.6.
The Clippers have gone 10-14 away from home. Los Angeles ranks fifth in the Western Conference shooting 35.8% from deep. Isaiah Hartenstein leads the Clippers shooting 50% from 3-point range.
The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Nov. 8 the Clippers won 120-106 led by 20 points from Paul George, while Ball scored 21 points for the Hornets.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ball is averaging 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Luke Kennard is shooting 43.9% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Clippers, while averaging 12.3 points. Reggie Jackson is averaging 15 points and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 7-3, averaging 112.9 points, 45.9 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points per game.
Clippers: 5-5, averaging 108.2 points, 43.8 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points.
INJURIES: Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle), Gordon Hayward: out (health protocols), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (ankle).
Clippers: Marcus Morris Sr.: out (personal), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Jason Preston: out (foot).