On Sunday, the Charlotte Hornets accomplished an inconceivable comeback victory over the Sacramento Kings after trailing by eight factors late within the fourth quarter to tug out the 127-126 win at Golden 1 Heart.
The Kings took an eight-point lead with 1:13 to play following a dunk by Harrison Barnes. Sacramento was then outscored 12-3 within the remaining minute by Charlotte after lacking 5 consecutive free throws to maintain the Hornets alive.
With 10.7 seconds left, Buddy Hield cut up a pair of free throws to place the Kings up by two factors. From there, Malik Monk transformed a troublesome and-1 end to assist the Hornets steal the sport and full the comeback victory after trailing by 9 factors within the quarter.
P.J. Washington scored a career-high 42 factors to steer the Hornets, whereas LaMelo Ball produced 24 factors, a career-high 12 assists and 4 rebounds, and Monk had 21 factors off the bench. Ball completed along with his seventh double-double of the season, essentially the most by a rookie.
The play of Ball even earned some reward from Golden State Warriors ahead Draymond Inexperienced.
Lamelo is an issue!
— Draymond Inexperienced (@Money23Green) March 1, 2021
Ball all year long has continued to impress seemingly each time he steps onto the courtroom. He’s the possible frontrunner to win the Rookie of the Yr award and it is probably not even shut at this level of the season primarily based on his early success.
The win by the Hornets introduced them to inside one recreation of a .500 document at 16-17. The workforce has performed with immense effort and battle all through the season and that can possible hold them alive for a playoff berth all yr lengthy.
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