• New York faces Charlotte in Eastern Conference matchup

    By: The Associated Press

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    Charlotte Hornets (5-7, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (3-9, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

    New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

    Eastern Conference foes New York and Charlotte take the court.

    New York went 17-65 overall and 11-41 in Eastern Conference play during the 2018-19 season. The Knicks allowed opponents to score 113.8 points per game and shoot 46.7% from the field last season.

    Charlotte went 39-43 overall and 29-23 in Eastern Conference play in the 2018-19 season. The Hornets allowed opponents to score 111.8 points per game and shoot 47% from the field last season.

    The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

    Knicks Injuries: Elfrid Payton Jr.: out (hamstring), Frank Ntilikina: day to day (left abdomen/groin), Taj Gibson: day to day (left plantar fascia), Reggie Bullock: out (cervical disc herniation), RJ Barrett Jr.: day to day (right quadricep).

    Hornets Injuries: Nicolas Batum: out (middle finger), Dwayne Bacon Jr.: day to day (knee).

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

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