Eastern Conference foes Cleveland and Charlotte will play.
Cleveland went 16-26 in Eastern Conference play and 13-23 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Cavaliers averaged 103.8 points per game last season, 16.5 from the free throw line and 30 from 3-point range.
Charlotte went 33-39 overall and 20-22 in Eastern Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Hornets averaged 17.7 points off of turnovers, 12.7 second chance points and 34.7 bench points last season.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (right hip), Dean Wade: out (right ankle).
Hornets: Terry Rozier: out (ankle).