It is an interconference contest on the hardwood down in Buzz City. The Golden State Warriors are on the road as they make the trip to face the Charlotte Hornets tonight.
Golden State comes in off a 118-112 home loss to the Rockets Saturday night in their last contest. Charlotte was edged 117-115 at home by Brooklyn in their last game Saturday night. The all-time regular season series between the teams is knotted at 28 wins apiece the teams split a pair of meetings last season with the Hornets prevailing 111-100 on the road in the last matchup on December 29, 2017.
Golden State lost for the second time in 3 games as they fell at home to a Houston team that was without the league’s leading scorer, James Harden. The Warriors entered Sunday holding the top spot in the Western Conference by 1.5 games over the Nuggets they were 9.5 games up on the Clippers in the Pacific Division race.
The Warriors currently are first in the league in scoring with 118.8 points per game. Golden State stands eighth in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest. The Warriors are first in the league by dishing out 29.5 assists a night. Golden State is below average defensively as they are eighteenth in scoring defense, allowing 112 points a night.
Charlotte suffered a home loss to the Nets in the second game of a back to back Saturday night. As a result, the Hornets dropped to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games ahead of ninth-place Orlando and Miami entering Sunday.
The Hornets are an average team offensively, ranking eighteenth in the league with 111.1 points per game. Charlotte is 20th in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and twenty-third by dishing out 23.1 assists per contest. The Hornets come in ranked fifteenth in scoring defense by allowing 111.4 points per game.