Second victory in a row for the Hornets, worn last night by a LaMelo Ball in career record mode: the rookie (+37 at most / minus) scored 27 points at 8/10 and compiled 5 rebounds and 9 assists in 31 minutes of play and still in his role of 6th man for Charlotte, who dominated Milwaukee 126-114.
Player of the decisive 16-4 of his team in the last 6’09 of the meeting, Ball also intercepted 4 balls. Friday night, it was his big brother, Lonzo Ball (Also 27 points), who shone in a New Orleans victory over the Bucks. Clutch, the youngest of the Ball brothers scored with the foul on a pass from Gordon Hayward (27 points at 10/22), who had just intercepted Antetokounmpo (34 points at 12/19, 18 rebounds and 9 assists but a small 10/18 on throws) while Charlotte was leading by 2 points within 3 minutes of the end. On the Bucks’ next possession, he stole a ball and served Devonte’ Graham 3-point.
Malik Monk added 18 points for the Hornets, Cody Zeller beat his career rebound record with 15. Led 20-10 early in the game, their team caught fire at 3 points and landed 15 of their next 17 shots, including 8 shots at 3 points, during a 41 -11. In the end Charlotte finished 21/44 away, against 18/45 for the Bucks.