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Charlotte plays Toronto, looks for 4th straight home win

April 5, 2019

Charlotte; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hosts Toronto looking to prolong its three-game home winning streak.

The Hornets are 26-22 in conference matchups. Charlotte is 5-10 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Raptors have gone 25-14 away from home. Toronto ranks third in the NBA scoring 18.4 fast break points points per game. Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors averaging 3.9. The Hornets won 115-114 in the last meeting between these two teams on March 24. Dwayne Bacon led Charlotte with 20 points and Leonard led Toronto with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kemba Walker leads the Hornets averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers and scoring 25.3 points per game while shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Miles Bridges has averaged two assists and 10.1 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Danny Green leads the Raptors averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers while scoring 10.2 points per game and shooting 45.2 percent from beyond the arc. Fred VanVleet has averaged 2.3 made 3-pointers and scored 13.2 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 7-3, averaging 117 points, 44.2 rebounds, 29.5 assists, eight steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting.

Hornets: 5-5, averaging 108.8 points, 43.9 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 41.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115 points on 49.2 percent shooting.

Hornets Injuries: Cody Zeller: out (left knee soreness), Marvin Williams: out (foot).

Raptors Injuries: Patrick McCaw: out (thumb), OG Anunoby: day to day (head).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.