The Charlotte Hornets were able to overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 43 points to beat the reigning NBA champions 106-114.
Terry Rozier III led the local offense with 28 points; seconded by Miles Bridges with 21, and a LaMelo Ball with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
In those of Wisconsin, who have fallen in three of the last four days, to the excellent match starring the Greek, Khris Middleton was at the doorstep of the triple-double (27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists) and the interior Bobby Portis added a new double-double to his credit (19 points and 13 rebounds).
“This has been a magnificent victory for us,” admitted James Borrego in the middle ESPN.
“It gives us a lot of confidence right now. They are not the reigning NBA champions for a reason, “added Miles Bridges.
We were saying about the excellent performance of Antetokounmpo, but no less impressive was the performance of Rozier III, who is with very high confidence in his launch. The point guard registered 6 of 10 in triples, and in the last eight games he has converted up to 36 triples, almost 50% correct.
Terry has the gun loaded right now. He is an elite player in the catch and shot«, Highlighted Borrego.
“They play very hard and they are very fighters,” Giannis said of the Hornets. “They defend the man and then immediately go to the area. We have to trust each other and focus on ourselves, “he added.
Giannis finished with an 11 of 20 shooting from the field; a 3 of 6 in triples and no less impressive an 18 of 20 in free throws. In addition, he added 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks in the 37 minutes he had.
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