Charlotte puts road win streak on the line against New York

March 29, 2022 GMT

Charlotte Hornets (39-37, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (34-42, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hits the road against New York trying to extend its four-game road winning streak.

The Knicks have gone 19-27 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York ranks third in the NBA with 46.3 rebounds led by Julius Randle averaging 10.0.

The Hornets are 23-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.3% from downtown. Kai Jones leads the Hornets shooting 50% from 3-point range.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Knicks won the last meeting 121-106 on March 23. RJ Barrett scored 30 points points to help lead the Knicks to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Fournier is shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 14.1 points. Barrett is averaging 24.7 points and 6.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for New York.

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Miles Bridges is scoring 20.1 points per game with 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball is averaging 21.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 47.0% over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 6-4, averaging 109.8 points, 45.8 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points per game.

Hornets: 7-3, averaging 116.9 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder).

Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

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