When the Knicks (12-13) play the Hornets (7-18) on Friday night, they’ll be aiming for their third straight victory. Charlotte Hornets is 6-4 in its last 10 games against New York Knicks.
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The Hornets have had a tough week and enter this contest with a three-game losing streak. With a victory over the Knicks, which would mark their second victory in the previous five games, they will attempt to end their winning streak.
LaMelo Ball (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Friday.
Ball continues to heal from a sprained left ankle, so it’s unclear when he’ll be able to play again. Terry Rozier and Theo Maledon should serve as the Hornets’ top two point guards on Friday because Dennis Smith (ankle) is also out.
For Friday’s game against the Knicks, Dennis Smith (ankle) will not play.
Due to a left ankle sprain, Smith will miss his seventh straight game. He doesn’t yet have a return date, but Sunday’s game against Philadelphia will be his next opportunity.
Mark Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday’s game against the Knicks.
Williams will miss his fourth straight game due to a sprained left ankle. His continued absence shouldn’t have an effect on Charlotte’s rotation.
The Knicks are currently on a two-game winning streak and are playing well right now. They will try to maintain the momentum by defeating the Hornets, which would mark their fourth victory in the previous six games and third straight victory.
Obi Toppin (knee) is anticipated to undergo another evaluation in two to three weeks. Toppin suffered a knee injury during Wednesday’s contest with Atlanta.
Ryan Arcidiacano (ankle) is unavailable for Friday’s game against Charlotte. Arcidiacano will miss his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle.