The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Spectrum Center. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win to improve to 3-0 in preseason play. The Charlotte Hornets look for a win to improve to .500 in preseason play.
The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven preseason games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 16.5 points and seven assists while Dwight Powell is averaging 14 points and five rebounds. Eugene Omoruyi is the third double-digit scorer and Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 57 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last eight preseason games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. James Bouknight is averaging 17 points and one assist, while Miles Bridges is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and LaMelo Ball is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks are off to a strong start this preseason and have had preseason success dating back to last season. However, the Charlotte Hornets have been feisty through their preseason games and this is their last preseason game of the season. I expect the Hornets to give a lot of their key players a run in this contest, and they finish things with a .500 record.
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