Atlanta faces Charlotte on 3-game win streak
Atlanta Hawks (20-25, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (26-20, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will try to continue its three-game win streak with a victory against Charlotte.
The Hornets are 5-4 in division matchups. Charlotte is second in the Eastern Conference with 49.3 points per game in the paint led by Miles Bridges averaging 10.6.
The Hawks are 5-5 in division games. Atlanta is eighth in the league scoring 111.2 points per game while shooting 46.3%.
The teams square off for the third time this season. In the last meeting on Dec. 5 the Hornets won 130-127 led by 32 points from Bridges, while John Collins scored 31 points for the Hawks.
TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is averaging 19 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.6 steals for the Hornets. Terry Rozier is averaging 22.0 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Trae Young is averaging 27.9 points and 9.4 assists for the Hawks. Kevin Huerter is averaging 14.4 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 7-3, averaging 112.4 points, 45.9 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points per game.
Hawks: 4-6, averaging 113.2 points, 40.3 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 5.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points.
INJURIES: Hornets: P.J. Washington: day to day (hip).
Hawks: Danilo Gallinari: out (achilles), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (knee).