Vucevic, Bulls to host Williams and the Hornets

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Charlotte Hornets (6-12, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (7-14, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

: Bulls -4.5; over/under is 219.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte visits Chicago in Eastern Conference action Wednesday.

The Bulls are 5-9 in Eastern Conference games. Chicago is the worst team in the Eastern Conference averaging 107.7 points per game.

The Hornets are 6-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 4-8 against opponents over .500.

The Bulls average 107.7 points per game, 14.5 fewer points than the 122.2 the Hornets give up. The Hornets average 11.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 3.3 fewer made shots on average than the 14.7 per game the Bulls allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is shooting 45.6% and averaging 21.5 points for the Bulls. Coby White is averaging 17.6 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Gordon Hayward is scoring 14.0 points per game and averaging 5.1 rebounds for the Hornets. P.J. Washington is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 3-7, averaging 105.3 points, 41.1 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points per game.

Hornets: 3-7, averaging 111.1 points, 42.0 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.0 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Onuralp Bitim: day to day (illness), Alex Caruso: day to day (toe), Zach LaVine: day to day (foot), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

Hornets: Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Cody Martin: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.