GAME NIGHT FROM CHARLOTTE: Bulls (22-25, 9-15 on the road) at Hornets: (13-36, 5-16 at home). 6:30 CT.
RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 6:15 CT.
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: 6:30 CT
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 26 ppg. Hornets: Rozier: 21 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Hornets: Plumlee: 9 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 4.9 per. Hornets: Rozier: 5 per.
CCI PREVIEW: After a stunning second half collapse to the Pacers, the Bulls look to regroup tonight against another struggling ballclub posting the second worst record in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets.
Zach LaVine admitted following Tuesday's loss to the Pacers that his shooting hand (right hand) is giving him discomfort and is contributing to his shooting slump going 6 for his last 36 from three point range.
Goran Dragic will miss his third straight game as he is in the process of returning following a non covid illness.
The Bulls have won seven of their last 10 meetings between the two teams. The Bulls hold down the tenth seed in the Eastern Conference.
It's been a very long year for the Hornets. Tonight will mark their 50th game of the season while winning just five of 21 home games.
The Hornets will be in the running for a very high lottery pick but still feature quality vets like Terry Rozier and Mason Plumlee. LaMelo Ball has played in only 22 games. He's dealing with wrist and ankle issues. When healthy he's a franchise talent. Ball is listed as questionable tonight as is Gordon Hayward. Plumlee is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and field goal percentage. Rozier remains a potent offensive player in the Association. P.J. Washington is solid and can give you 15-20 points on any given night.
CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES
Philadelphia 137, Brooklyn 133. The 76ers won their sixth straight.
Milwaukee 107, Denver 99. Giannis Antetokounmpo went 15-22 from the foul line. The Nuggets played without four starters including Nikola Jokic.
Golden State 122, Memphis 120. Jordan Poole's layup with one second left won it for the Warriors. Steph Curry was ejected with 1: 14 left in the game.
Toronto 113, Sacramento 95. Pascal Siakam had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Raps.
Portland 134, Utah 124. Damian Lillard scored 60 points for the Blazers.
Los Angeles Lakers 113, San Antonio 104. Anthony Davis returned after missing 20 games with a stress injury, scoring 21 points. The Spurs are 20 games under .500.
Orlando 126, Indiana 120. Wendell Carter Jr. recorded an 18-10 double-double game. Garry Harris was perfect in six-three point attempts and poured in 22 for the Magic.
Minnesota 111, New Orleans 102. The Pelicans Brandon Ingram returned to the court for the first time since November 25.
Washington 108, Houston 103.Kyle Kuzma scored 20 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter.
Atlanta 137, Oklahoma City 132.Trae Young had 33 points and 11 assists.
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