Launched for the first time in Charlotte’s 5 major against Miami on Monday night, LaMelo Ball did not disappointed. After an epic match, James Borrego’s men came away with victory. Aligned to compensate for the absence of Terry Rozier, the rookie reacted after the meeting!
It was finally the big night for LaMelo Ball in Charlotte. The young leader has been waiting for this moment for a long time, and his father LaVar was even starting to put pressure on James Borrego. This time, the Hornets coach gave his rookie a chance, who was quick to seize it.
It must be said that LaMelo is making a promising start in the NBA: his sense of the game and his passing quality make life easier for his partners off the bench, and he also showed interesting offensive dispositions in scoring. He’s running 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in 25 minutes of play this season. Asked about his debut as a starter, the young man gave an answer that will delight his coach:
I didn’t really pay attention to it, for me it’s a basketball game like any other and I played as usual. As soon as I am on the floor, I give the best of myself. Anyway, every time we win I’m happy, no matter when I play, I love to win and that’s what we managed to do tonight so I go home happy.
Statements that contrast with those of LaVar Ball who argued that his son was not happy with his situation in Charlotte and that he was not satisfied to be used as a 6th man. Fortunately, the leader seems to have a well-made head and his feet on the ground, James Borrego can rest easy.
For his first tenure, LaMelo was treated to a bitter and difficult fight against Miami. The Hornets were down 10 points with 2.47 minutes remaining and came back with a three-point clutch shot from Malik Monk, before DeVonte Graham took charge in overtime to deliver a 129-121 victory.
Although he was not effective on the shot with a sad 3/11, LaMelo Ball rose to the challenge with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The Hornets cling to 8th place in the East with 10 wins and 11 losses. They can create a surprise by getting involved in the race for the playoffs.
It was the big one first of LaMelo Ball in Charlotte’s 5 major on Monday night. The n ° 3 of the draft was entitled to an extension against the last NBA finalists, and especially an important victory at the end of the effort. It’s LaVar who must be happy!