When the Nets take on the Hornets on Saturday night, they will be looking for their seventh consecutive road victory. The Hornets just defeated the Thunder 121-113. While the Nets defeated the Hawks 108-107 last night.
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The Nets have been on a roll over the last week, with a 10-game winning streak entering this game. They are now second in the Eastern Conference standings, 2.5 games behind Boston, and will attempt to cut into the Celtics’ lead with a win over the Hornets, their 11th in a row.
Injury reports: Ben Simmons (Illness) and Edmond Sumner (Thumb) are both questionable. Joe Harris (knee) has been ruled out.
Kevin Durant is the Nets’ brightest star. He simply keeps rolling, putting on another masterclass as the Nets won their tenth consecutive game. For fantasy managers who had him on their roster, the season-high 16 rebounds were the icing on the cake. He’s currently ranked fifth in 12-team leagues, and that’s likely to be his starting point moving forward.
The Hornets defeated the Thunder in their most recent game, snapping a two-game losing streak. They’ll try to maintain their winning streak by defeating the Nets, which would be their second in a row and third in their last five games.
Dennis Smith Jr. (Ankle) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (Hand) are both listed as questionable for this game.
LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. P.J. Washington had 25 points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Mark Williams added 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Ball led the team in both scoring and assists while finishing one assist shy of a triple-double. Ball has posted two straight 20-point, 10-rebound double-doubles, now having recorded at least 20 points, 10 boards and five assists in two games this year.