Charlotte Hornets reserve Kelly Oubre Jr. commanded another victory for his team (and they are three in a row) with 27 points to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves by a resounding 115-133.
The former Golden State player shone with a 10 of 17 shooting from the field, including a 7 of 13 on triples, in 27 minutes on the field of play. Those of North Carolina they continue to make merits to return to the playoffs, being 5th in the Eastern Conference with a positive record of 13-8.
“It’s just the will to grow and want to learn,” Oubre Jr. told ESPN. “We are a very young team, but we show up every day. We show up ready to work and learn and grow as a team, ”he added.
The Hornets equaled a franchise record with 23 3s made against the best outside defense in the entire NBA (they only concede 30.1% on 3-pointers). They also reaped fantastic percentages with 55% from field shots and 57.5% from beyond seven meters.
«The ball moved very well. The selfless spirit of the whole team was there, ”said James Borrego.
And the truth is that Charlotte moved the ball very well with 32 assists and a score widely distributed among her own: Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward (18); PJ Washington (17); Terry Rozier III (15); LaMelo Ball (10 points and 13 assists); and reserve Jalen McDaniels (14).
In Minnesota the best scorer was Karl Anthony-Towns with 25 points; followed by D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley, both 18.
“We just weren’t matching anyone. We had two people guarding the ball, and leaving the outsiders ready to shoot on the wings. Kelly Oubre had quite a feast tonight, “said Towns.
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