Charlotte Hornets (7-9, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (7-10, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Orlando plays Charlotte in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.
The Magic are 3-1 against the rest of their division. Orlando is eighth in the NBA with 46.5 rebounds led by Nikola Vucevic averaging 11.0.
The Hornets are 3-0 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Charlotte is seventh in the league allowing just 108.8 points while holding opponents to 45.2% shooting.
The teams meet for the second straight game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vucevic is averaging 23.2 points, 11 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Magic. Cole Anthony is averaging 11.6 points and 3.3 assists over the last 10 games for Orlando.
Gordon Hayward is averaging 24.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Hornets. Devonte’ Graham is averaging 16 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 36.2% over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 2-8, averaging 100.7 points, 44.7 rebounds, 22 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points on 47.8% shooting.
Hornets: 5-5, averaging 107.4 points, 45.1 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 8.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.3 points on 43.8% shooting.
INJURIES: Magic: Chuma Okeke: out (knee), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (foot), Al-Farouq Aminu: out (knee), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee), Aaron Gordon: out (hip/back).
Hornets: None listed.
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