Boston takes on Charlotte, aims for 4th straight road win
Mon, Nov 20, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Boston Celtics (11-2, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (3-9, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Celtics -9.5; over/under is 232.5
BOTTOM LINE: Boston will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Celtics take on Charlotte.
The Hornets are 3-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 1-0 in one-possession games.
The Celtics have gone 10-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 24.9 assists per game led by Derrick White averaging 4.3.
The Hornets make 47.2% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.7 percentage points higher than the Celtics have allowed to their opponents (43.5%). The Celtics average 15.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 more made shots on average than the 14.8 per game the Hornets allow.
TOP PERFORMERS: LaMelo Ball is averaging 14.3 points, six rebounds, nine assists and 1.7 steals for the Hornets. P.J. Washington is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Jayson Tatum is averaging 29.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and four assists for the Celtics. Sam Hauser is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 2-8, averaging 114.2 points, 44.1 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.0 points per game.
Celtics: 8-2, averaging 117.0 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.9 points.
INJURIES: Hornets: Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), James Bouknight: out (knee), Cody Martin: out (knee), Nick Richards: out (concussion protocol), Terry Rozier: out (groin).
Celtics: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."