Hornets host the Spurs in cross-conference matchup
By The Associated Press
San Antonio Spurs (43-31, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (34-39, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte and San Antonio meet in non-conference action.
The Hornets are 23-15 on their home court. Charlotte averages 44.3 rebounds per game and is 23-11 when winning the rebound battle.
The Spurs have gone 14-23 away from home. San Antonio is 22-15 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Hornets won the last meeting between these two squads 108-93 on Jan. 14. Kemba Walker scored 33 points to help lead Charlotte to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Walker is scoring 25 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Hornets. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 2.3 assists and 14.7 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
DeMar DeRozan has averaged 21.4 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge has averaged 9.7 rebounds and added 23.9 points per game over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 8-2, averaging 110.1 points, 45.6 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 5.7 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting.
Hornets: 5-5, averaging 107.3 points, 44.9 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting.
Hornets Injuries: Cody Zeller: out (left knee soreness), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: day to day (concussion), Nicolas Batum: day to day (illness).
Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee).
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