The Charlotte Hornets beat the Milwaukee Bucks again in the back to back by a tight 99-103. Those of North Carolina they resisted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s last possession to seal their sixth win in the last eight games.
Terry Rozier III led the offense again Hornet with 27 points; seconded by LaMelo Ball with 23 points. The youngest of the Balls reaped 18 of his 23 points in the second half alone. In addition, he starred in the key basket of the meeting with 15 seconds remaining.
In the Bucks, who lost for the second consecutive time to the Hornets and who have barely obtained a win in the last five days, Khris Middleton stood out with 27 points and 11 assists; followed by the aforementioned Antetokounmpo with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 basket passes.
The Wisconsin team rallied from a 15-point deficit in the third period to die on the shoreline when Antetokounmpo lost possession in his last action seeking the assist of teammate Pat Connaughton. Miles Bridges (17 points and 11 rebounds) would seal the victory for the de North Carolina with two free throws at the end.
“You are definitely very worried when you lose in four out of five games,” Khris Middleton admitted to ESPN. And you never want to lose in two games in a row. We understand what our circumstances are and we do not want to look for any excuse. We understand what is happening to us. But we still have to go out and compete, “he explained.
The streak that does not stop
Terry Rozier III was 4 of 11 on 3s, having scored four or more 3s in eight of his last nine games. The Hornets point guard has 48% with 40 of 84 attempts from long range.
“Now that we are in the middle of the season, we are heading in the right direction. We are not satisfied, but we like where we are right now ”, admitted Rozier III.
The Hornets are in the eighth East with a positive 22-19 record. For their part, the Bucks fell to fourth place with 26-17.
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