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Charlotte hosts Memphis on 5-game home skid

February 12, 2022 GMT

Memphis Grizzlies (39-18, third in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (29-28, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hornets -7.5; over/under is 235.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte plays Memphis looking to end its five-game home slide.

The Hornets are 14-12 in home games. Charlotte ranks fourth in the NBA with 49.9 points in the paint led by Miles Bridges averaging 10.6.

The Grizzlies are 19-9 on the road. Memphis is 4-3 in one-possession games.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Hornets won 118-108 in the last matchup on Nov. 11. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Hornets with 37 points, and Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is averaging 20 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.6 steals for the Hornets. Bridges is averaging 19.3 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

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Morant is shooting 49.2% and averaging 26.4 points for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 18.3 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 112.3 points, 44.7 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points per game.

Grizzlies: 8-2, averaging 120.6 points, 52.0 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 9.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle), Cody Martin: out (ankle/achilles), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

Grizzlies: Killian Tillie: day to day (back), Santi Aldama: day to day (foot), Xavier Tillman: day to day (thigh), Yves Pons: day to day (thigh), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

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