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New Orleans Pelicans (14-11, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-15, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans visits the Charlotte Hornets after Brandon Ingram scored 40 points in the Pelicans’ 142-122 win against the Washington Wizards.

The Hornets are 4-8 in home games. Charlotte is 0-10 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pelicans have gone 5-7 away from home. New Orleans is eighth in the Western Conference with 44.2 rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 9.6.

The Hornets average 11.7 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.1 fewer makes per game than the Pelicans give up (13.8). The Hornets average 114.9 points per game, 5.9 fewer points than the 120.8 the Hornets allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gordon Hayward is averaging 15.5 points and 4.8 assists for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.3 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Valanciunas is scoring 14.3 points per game and averaging 9.6 rebounds for the Pelicans. Trey Murphy III is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 4-6, averaging 112.9 points, 39.5 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points per game.

Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 117.0 points, 43.8 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), P.J. Washington Jr.: day to day (shoulder), Mark Williams: out (back), Cody Martin: out (knee).

Pelicans: Zion Williamson: out (ankle), Matt Ryan: out (calf), Larry Nance Jr.: out (rib).


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

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