Brooklyn takes on Charlotte on 4-game slide
Brooklyn Nets (32-33, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (32-33, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn aims to stop its four-game losing streak with a win over Charlotte.
The Hornets are 21-20 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte is 16-18 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Nets have gone 22-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn has a 16-24 record against opponents above .500.
The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Oct. 24 the Hornets won 111-95 led by 32 points from Miles Bridges, while Kevin Durant scored 38 points for the Nets.
TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is scoring 19.7 points per game and averaging 6.9 rebounds for the Hornets. Terry Rozier is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Patty Mills is scoring 12.6 points per game and averaging 2.1 rebounds for the Nets. Seth Curry is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 4-6, averaging 119.4 points, 50.0 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points per game.
Nets: 3-7, averaging 109.8 points, 41.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points.
INJURIES: Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: day to day (ankle), James Bouknight: day to day (neck), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).
Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Cam Thomas: day to day (back), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle).