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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.

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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).

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