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Raptors take on Hornets, seek 6th straight win

Toronto Raptors (28-23, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (28-26, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking to extend its five-game winning streak with a win over Charlotte.

The Hornets are 18-15 against conference opponents. Charlotte is 5-7 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Raptors are 20-14 against conference opponents. Toronto ranks ninth in the league, allowing just 106.9 points while holding opponents to 46.0 percent shooting.

The teams are playing each other for the second time this season. The Raptors won 125-113 in the last meeting on Jan. 26. Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 32 points and LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc with 3.0 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 18.4 points and 3.9 assists. Ball is shooting 43.8 percent and averaging 20.6 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 21.6 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.5 points and 9.4 rebounds over Toronto’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 4-6, averaged 109.5 points, 47.8 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 111.2 points per game.

Raptors: 7-3, averaging 113.4 points, 44.5 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 9.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents average 110.5 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle).

Raptors: Goran Dragic: out (staff).


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

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