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Hornets play the Mavericks on 3-game win streak

March 19, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (43-27, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (35-35, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hornets -1.5; over/under is 225.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will try to keep its three-game win streak intact when the Hornets take on Dallas.

The Hornets have gone 17-17 at home. Charlotte leads the Eastern Conference with 114.9 points and is shooting 46.2%.

The Mavericks are 20-15 on the road. Dallas ranks second in the league allowing only 103.8 points while holding opponents to 45.7% shooting.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Mavericks won the last matchup 120-96 on Dec. 14. Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points to help lead the Mavericks to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hornets. Terry Rozier is averaging 24.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

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Luka Doncic is averaging 28 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 19.5 points and 4.6 assists over the past 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 6-4, averaging 121.3 points, 43.8 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.

Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 106.2 points, 40.7 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Reggie Bullock: out (personal), Theo Pinson: out (finger).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.