Charlotte Hornets continues to establish itself as a playoff team with its fourth consecutive win, beating the Washington Wizards 87-97.
Terry Rozier led his team with 19 points and 8 rebounds; Miles Bridges contributed a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds) and LaMelo Ball, who missed the pitch with 4/18 attempts, achieved his new career record with 14 assists.
It should be noted that James Borrego’s men have beaten the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors (leaders of the West) and the Wizards (leaders of the East) in the last four days. They are currently fifth in the East with a 9-7 record.
“After the first quarter we focused on defending and that got us going. As long as we stay focused and do what we have to do on defense, we have a great chance to win every night, “admitted Miles Bridges.
In the capital, Bradley Beal returned, absent due to the death of his grandmother, with 24 points, 7 assists and a 5/11 in triples. In addition, Daniel Gafford added 20 points and 9 rebounds, and Montrezl Harrell added 15 points from the bench.
The Wizards are still leaders in the East (10-4), but with the loss to Charlotte they have seen a streak of five straight wins halted.
«We stopped being aggressive, especially in attack. We settle for many releases. And we had a lot of good deeds, but we just didn’t finish them. We could have pushed the rim a lot harder and got to the free throw line a little bit more, “said Beal.
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