Thunder take on the Hornets on 5-game losing streak
Charlotte Hornets (33-35, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (20-47, 14th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Thunder -8; over/under is 231.5
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City enters the matchup with Charlotte as losers of five straight games.
The Thunder have gone 9-25 at home. Oklahoma City is ninth in the Western Conference in team defense, allowing just 110.4 points while holding opponents to 45.4% shooting.
The Hornets have gone 17-18 away from home. Charlotte averages 27.3 assists per game to lead the Eastern Conference, paced by LaMelo Ball with 7.3.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Hornets won 121-98 in the last matchup on Jan. 22.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 24.0 points per game and averaging 4.9 rebounds for the Thunder. Tre Mann is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Terry Rozier averages 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, scoring 19.5 points while shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Miles Bridges is averaging 21.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists over the past 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES:
INJURIES: Thunder: Josh Giddey: out (hip), Ty Jerome: out for season (hip), Kenrich Williams: out (knee), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: out (foot), Derrick Favors: out (back), Aaron Wiggins: out (illness), Mike Muscala: out for season (ankle), Luguentz Dort: out for season (shoulder).
Hornets: James Bouknight: out (neck), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).