The Washington Wizards, who have a record of 1-5 overall, are keen to snap a four-game winless run when they take on the Charlotte Hornets, who stand 2-4, in a crucial Eastern Conference matchup.
The Charlotte Hornets have struggled to settle into a routine given that they have dropped 4 of their previous 5 contests. They will be hoping to get back on track after losing 124-116 away from home against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Mark Williams tallied 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds on 8 of 8 shots, while PJ Washington and Gordon Hayward both scored 20 points apiece to lead the team in triple-doubles. LaMelo Ball topped the side with 30 points, 10 rebounds, as well as 13 assists. The Hornets appeared to be in charge of the opening period as they established a 15-point lead, shooting 49% from the field overall while making just 8 of 30 from three points.
The Washington Wizards, who have dropped 5 of their initial 6 matches so far this season, will be looking to avoid suffering their 5th consecutive defeat after being blasted 146–128 on their travels by the 76ers on Monday. With 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists, Kyle Kuzma topped the group. Jordan Poole followed with 23 points with 6 assists, and Deni Avdija finished with 16 points along with 6 assists. The Wizards had good offensive numbers overall, shooting 51% from the field and 14 of 34 from three, but they struggled defensively and fell behind by a total of 27 points during the third quarter of the game. Even with these striking stats, Washington’s ability to rebound is a clear weakness. They’ve been surpassed and overwhelmed in the paint, which is something they need to fix if they want to turn around. They rank at the bottom in the NBA with 38.8 total rebounds per contest.
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Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets Game Information
- Date: 11/08/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Spectrum Center.
- How to Watch Wizards vs Hornets: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass