Charlotte and Philadelphia square off for conference showdown
Charlotte; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Charlotte and Philadelphia meet at the Spectrum Center.
The Hornets have gone 21-14 at home. Charlotte averages 44.1 rebounds per game and is 20-10 when winning the rebound battle.
The 76ers have gone 26-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 47.5 rebounds per game and is 33-12 when out-rebounding opponents. The two teams square off for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kemba Walker leads the Hornets scoring 25 points per game and averaging 4.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Nicolas Batum has averaged 3.9 assists and 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 111.3 points, 51.8 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
Hornets: 3-7, averaging 106.1 points, 41.7 rebounds, 22 assists, 7.4 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points on 46.0 percent shooting.
76ers Injuries: Furkan Korkmaz: out (torn right meniscus), Joel Embiid: out (rest).