Charlotte Hornets (28-29, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (24-34, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Charlotte face off on Thursday.
The Bulls are 14-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago ranks fifth in the NBA with 26.8 assists per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 5.1.
The Hornets are 15-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 26.7 assists per game led by LaMelo Ball averaging 6.1.
The teams meet for the second time this season.