Preview: Heat looking to climb back into playoff positioning as Hornets come to town
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Miami Heat (29-34, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (29-34, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte takes on Miami looking to end its four-game home skid.
The Hornets are 8-3 against division opponents. Charlotte averages 44.2 rebounds per game and is 19-10 when out-rebounding opponents.
The Heat are 16-21 in Eastern Conference play. Miami is 27-18 when scoring more than 100 points. The Hornets defeated the Heat 125-113 in their last matchup on Oct. 30. Tony Parker led Charlotte with 24 points and Dwyane Wade paced Miami scoring 19 points.
Kemba Walker has averaged 25.1 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Hornets. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 17.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 45.7 percent over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES
Heat: 4-6, averaging 111.1 points, 44.2 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 7.8 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting.
Hornets: 3-7, averaging 109.3 points, 43.6 rebounds, 21.8 assists, eight steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 48.0 percent shooting.
Hornets Injuries: None listed.
Heat Injuries: Goran Dragic: out (left calf strain).