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Charlotte visits Toronto for conference match


Charlotte Hornets (11-30, 14 in Eastern Conference) vs Toronto Raptors (17-23, 12 in Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7:30pm EST

BOTTOM LINE:Pascal Siakam and Toronto Raptors host Terry Rozier and Charlotte Hornets.

The Raptors are 11-16 in conference games. Toronto is second in the NBA with 18.1 quick break points per game led by OG Anunoby with an average of 4.8.

The Hornets are 5-19 ahead of Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte gave the opponent 118.1 points while leading by 6.2 points per game.

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TOP PERSON: Fred VanVleet averaged 2.9 3-pointers per game for the Raptors, scoring 18.6 points while shooting 32.9% from outside the arc. Siakam is averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists in the past 10 games for Toronto.

Rozier is averaging 20.6 points and 5.3 assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball is averaging 22.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 8 assists in the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 4-6, averaging 110.4 points, 42.0 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.9 tackles per game while shooting from long range 43.7%. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points per game.

Hornets: 3-7, averaging 115.5 points, 45.9 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 intercepts per game while shooting from 45.1% . Their opponents have an average of 120.3 points.

Injury: Raptors: Otto Porter Jr.: dislocated (toe).

Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hands), Gordon Hayward: out (hamstring).

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

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