Wizards face the Hornets on 16-game slide

Thu, Mar 7, 2024
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Wizards face the Hornets on 16-game slide

Charlotte Hornets (15-47, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (9-53, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington aims to end its 16-game losing streak when the Wizards play Charlotte.

The Wizards are 6-33 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is 7-23 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.5 turnovers per game.

The Hornets are 9-30 in Eastern Conference play. Charlotte averages 13.1 turnovers per game and is 7-22 when turning the ball over less than opponents.

The Wizards average 114.5 points per game, 3.2 fewer points than the 117.7 the Hornets give up. The Hornets average 12.0 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.5 fewer makes per game than the Wizards allow.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Hornets won the last meeting 117-114 on Nov. 23, with LaMelo Ball scoring 34 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is scoring 22.3 points per game with 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 21.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 41.9% over the past 10 games.

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Miles Bridges is scoring 21.1 points per game with 7.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Hornets. Brandon Miller is averaging 16.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 42.5% over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 0-10, averaging 113.3 points, 42.0 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 7.5 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.9 points per game.

Hornets: 4-6, averaging 101.8 points, 40.5 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.2 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Mark Williams: out (back), Cody Martin: out (ankle).


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

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