Charlotte Hornets (23-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (30-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eastern
The Celtics have gone 21-10 against Eastern Conference teams. Boston is 30-15 in games when they score more than 100 points.
The Hornets are 17-14 in conference matchups. Charlotte is 17-11 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on Dec. 23, the Celtics won 119-103. Kyrie Irving led Boston with 25 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Irving is shooting 49.9 percent and averaging 23.7 points. Marcus Morris has averaged 6.5 rebounds and added 12.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Boston.
Jeremy Lamb is second on the Hornets with 15.2 points and averages 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Bismack Biyombo has averaged 8.2 rebounds and added 6.5 points per game over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 5-5, averaging 109 points, 46.7 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111 points on 47.6 percent shooting.
Celtics: 6-4, averaging 113.2 points, 44.4 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points on 44.0 percent shooting.
Celtics Injuries: Jabari Bird: out (personal).
Hornets Injuries: Cody Zeller: out (hand), Kemba Walker: day to day (neck).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.