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Hornets Host Knicks

January 28, 2019

 

The Charlotte Hornets will look to keep pace on a tightly contested Eastern Conference playoff race when they host the New York Knicks at Spectrum Center on Monday night. 

The Knicks (10-38) have lost nine of its last 10 games and 17 of its last 18 games. 

 

New York's problems stem from their inability to stop teams from scoring.The Knicks are currently tied for 29th by giving 115.5 points per contest along with being 28th allow opponents to shoot 47.6 percent from the floor and 19th with opponents shooting 36.0 percent from beyond the arc this season. 

 

The Hornets continue to hover around the .500 mark and are currently holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  

Charlotte (23-24) has split their last 10 games and may be without its All-Star point guard Kemba Walker who is dealing with a mild neck strain. 

 

Walker has suffered the ailment against the Milwaukee Bucks late in the fourth quarter after he collided with All-Star forward Giannia Antekounmpo last week. 

 

Hornets' forward Jeremy Lamb is averaging career highs in points (15.2) and rebounds (5.5). Guard Malik Monk has had five 20-point performances this season. 

 

On Sunday, the Hornets announced that they have called-up Joe Chealey from the G League. 

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