Two consecutive visits from the champions and two victories. The Hornets have shown in recent days that they are ready to compete, not only facing the Bucks, but also defeating them on several occasions in the back-to-back particular who have starred. Last night, in an even match, they were better in the final moments to finish smiling 103-99.
Charlotte has fun, but she also wins. With LaMelo Ball at the helm, they have gotten back on track to add three straight wins that leave them in eighth place in the Eastern Conference just one game behind sixth: Cleveland Cavaliers. The second-year point guard signed 23 points against Wisconsin, including the basket that put his team ahead with 15 seconds remaining. His game is a show, but it is also maturing.
“That is a very difficult shot, but he makes it look like it doesn’t take an effort. Melo has that uncanny ability to go 100 miles per hour, lose his balance, and still be balanced when he gets up to shoot … That’s a tough thing to do for a player who has been in the league for 15 years, and much more for a guy. he’s only been there for two years, ”says James Borrego about his ward’s decisive basket.
The North Carolinians ended up winning, but were on the verge of throwing all the work to the ground when they lost a 15-point income with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. It was the best minutes for the Bucks, who not only came close on the scoreboard, but tied it at 95 with 2:39 to play. Luckily for the locals, everything was a scare.
Beyond LaMelo, Terry Rozier stood out for the Hornets, who went to 27 points and 7 rebounds, as well as Miles Bridges, author of a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.
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