NBA Matchup: New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: 17 January 2022
Time: 9:00 P.M. ET
The New York Knicks will host the Charlotte Hornets in a big-ticket eastern conference matchup at the iconic Maddison Square Garden. Both teams have gone head to head once in the 2021-22 NBA season, where the Hornets defeated the Knicks 104-96.
New York Knicks season so far
The New York Knicks have steadily improved after a difficult start to their 2021-22 NBA season. Knicks are currently placed tenth with a record of 22-21. New York will take on the Hornets on a three-game winning streak as they defeated the Magic, Rockets and Pacers. The Knickerbockers have been one of the worst offensive teams as they are averaging 104.3 points. Defensively, New York allows 104.5 points with a rating of 109.2 which is 15th in the league.
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— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 16, 2022
The New York Knicks are led by Julius Randle who is averaging 19 points with 10.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 41.4% from the field and 31.2% from the 3-point line. RJ Barrett is finally living up to the hype as he is averaging 16.6 points while putting up 2.4 assists and 10.2 rebounds. Barrett has also improved his efficiency as he is shooting 35.6% from the deep and 41.8% from the field.
Charlotte Hornets season so far
The Charlotte Hornets have been on an upward climb as they were on a five-game winning streak before losing to the Orlando Magic. In their winning streak, Buzzcity took down the Wizards, Pistons, 76ers and the Bucks twice. The Hornets have averaged 114.9 points as the second-highest scoring team in the league with an offensive rating of 112.8. Defensively, Charlotte has been one of the worst teams as they have allowed 115.5 points with a defensive rating of 113.4 that is ranked 27th in the league.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) January 15, 2022
Miles Bridges leads the Buzzcity in scoring as he is averaging 19.6 points with 7.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting 47.3% from the field and 31.2% from the 3-point line. But the top performer for Charlotte has been Lamelo Ball with his 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists while shooting 42.1% from the field and 36.9% from beyond the arc.
New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets Match Prediction
The New York Knicks are the favourites to win this game against the Charlotte Hornets a the Maddison Square Garden. The Knicks have been one of the top defensive teams in the league as they are allowing 104.5 points in comparison to the Hornets who have the second-worst defence in the league. The Knicks struggle offensively but have managed to put up around 110 points each in the last three games. Hence the New York Knicks are the favourites to win this game.
New York Knicks
Nerlens Noel – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 17
Kemba Walker – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 17
Cam Reddish – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Jan 23
Luka Samanic – Heel – Game Time Decision
Derrick Rose – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Feb 25
Kelly Oubre Jr. – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
How to watch New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets?
The match-up between the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets will be broadcast locally on MSG Network and Bally Sports Southeast – Charlotte (SE-CHA). The game can also be live-streamed with an NBA League Pass.