Charlotte faces Chicago on 4-game home slide

February 8, 2022 GMT

Chicago Bulls (33-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (28-27, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte is looking to stop its four-game home slide with a win over Chicago.

The Hornets are 18-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is ninth in the NBA with 10.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Mason Plumlee averaging 2.5 offensive boards.

The Bulls have gone 22-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is third in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.8 points per game and is shooting 47.8%.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 133-119 in the last matchup on Nov. 30.

TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 18.7 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.


DeMar DeRozan is averaging 27.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 21.8 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 108.5 points, 46.9 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points per game.

Bulls: 5-5, averaging 116.9 points, 44.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle), James Bouknight: out (wrist), Cody Martin: out (foot), Gordon Hayward: day to day (ankle).

Bulls: Coby White: day to day (adductor), Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (finger), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).


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