The Charlotte Hornets play host to the Phoenix Suns at Spectrum Center on Monday evening. This marks the first game of a five-game home stand for the Hornets (8-13), who are 4-5 at home. They have dropped six of their last 10 games and are coming off a loss in Milwaukee on Saturday. Devonte’ Graham leads the Hornets with team highs of 18.2 points and 7.4 assists per game. Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and a team-high 1.2 steals per game. Miles Bridges is averaging 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. The Hornets are averaging 105.5 points per game, which is fifth fewest in the league. They are giving up an average of 114.0 points against. Meanwhile, the Suns (8-10) have dropped three in a row and are 3-7 in their last 10 games. This marks their first game of a four-game road trip, while they are 3-3 on the road. Devin Booker leads the Suns with a team-high 24.5 points per game, while shooting 51 percent from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. gives the Suns a bit of everything, as he is averaging 17.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Ricky Rubio is averaging 13.5 points and a team-high 7.8 assists per game, while Dario Saric is averaging a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game. The Suns remain without Deandre Ayton (suspended), leaving Aron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky up to the task of filling in extra minutes at the center position. The Suns average 114.7 points per game and are giving up an average of 112.9 points against. They are averaging 27.6 assists per game, which is second most in the league.
December 2, 2019