Charlotte takes on New Orleans, aims to end 3-game slide
Charlotte Hornets (35-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (32-46, 12th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte is looking to end its three-game slide with a win against New Orleans.
The Pelicans have gone 19-20 in home games. New Orleans is 15-20 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Hornets have gone 11-27 away from home. Charlotte is 19-20 in games decided by 10 points or more. The Pelicans defeated the Hornets 119-109 in their last matchup on Dec. 2. Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 36 points and Frank Kaminsky paced Charlotte scoring 19 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is second on the Pelicans with 8.6 rebounds and averages 21.1 points. Frank Jackson has averaged 13.9 points and added 2.3 rebounds while shooting 34.9 percent over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Kemba Walker leads the Hornets averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 25.2 points per game and shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. Miles Bridges is shooting 45.0 percent and has averaged 9.5 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 5-5, averaging 108.9 points, 43.7 rebounds, 22.4 assists, eight steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 2-8, averaging 113.3 points, 47.7 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting.
Pelicans Injuries: Trevon Bluiett: out (thumb), Frank Jackson: out (concussion), E’Twaun Moore: out (quad), Anthony Davis: day to day (back), Darius Miller: out (left thigh strain), Jrue Holiday: out for season (abdominal strain).
Hornets Injuries: Cody Zeller: out (left knee soreness), Jeremy Lamb: day to day (ankle), Marvin Williams: day to day (foot).