PHOENIX - The New Orleans Hornets should expect an offensive battle against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
The Hornets (3-7) will be without big man, Anthony Davis. He will be sitting out with an ankle injury. He sat out two games earlier this month with a concussion.
However, the biggest concern for the Hornets is the amount of three-pointers the team has been giving up. On Wednesday night, the Pacers hit 15 of 27 3-pointers. In the last four games, teams have made 56 3-pointers out of 117 attempts (47.9 percent).
Robin Lopez will return to Phoenix since being traded last year. He'll match up against the man he backed up last season, Suns center, Marcin Gortat.
Gortat is averaging 17 points per game and is shooting 63.2 percent when the Phoenix Suns win. However, his shooting percentage drops considerably when the Suns lose at 45.8 percent.
The Suns (5-7) broke a three-game losing skid on Wednesday night against the Portland Trailblazers, 114-87.
The Hornets lost to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, 115-107 in overtime and have lost five straight.
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