Game Recap: Charlotte Hornets win season series over the Memphis Grizzlies, 100-92

Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets were able to get the victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in a sluggish game at home.

In a sluggish game at home, the Charlotte Hornets (25-26) were able to prevail and win the season series over the Memphis Grizzlies (20-33). This game started slow, and the Hornets looked as if they were struggling early.

This game was fought all the way down to the final seconds of the game, with both teams showing maximum effort. In the end, the Hornets would prevail off of the excellent play from Marvin Williams and Malik Monk in the fourth quarter.

Game Story

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The first quarter of this game was very sluggish for the Hornets; a quarter where the team started as slow as they did against the Grizzlies on the road, on January 23rd. The Hornets would eventually begin to heat up in the second quarter, and would then go on to lack defense in the third quarter. The team would finish the final quarter strong, scoring a game-high of thirty points.

Player of the Game

While Kemba Walker played nice for the Hornets, scoring twenty-three points in the win over the Grizzlies, it ended up being the Malik Monk show in the final quarter of the game. Monk finished the game with 20 points and three rebounds.

In this game, starter Jeremy Lamb only played fourteen minutes, and he was invisible in the second half. Monk played a majority of Lamb’s minutes, finishing the game with twenty-six minutes.

Monk scored fourteen points in the final quarter and was almost unstoppable on the offensive side of the court. Following the game, Coach Borrego stated that “Malik is pushing me to play more and more minutes… He’s doing a great job.”

Highlight of the Game

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"Quick Stings"

  • Tony Parker reached 7,000 assists.
  • Marvin Williams has made 100+ threes in four consecutive seasons (2015-2019).
  • Five players scored in double-figures in the game for Charlotte.
  • Both teams finished with forty rebounds.
  • The Hornets had seven blocks as a team.
  • Charlotte only scored 28 points in the paint.

The Charlotte Hornets were lucky to get out of this game with a victory after their sluggish performance. The Hornets will have a chance to get back to the .500 mark on Saturday, a back-to-back game at home against the Chicago Bulls.

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The Hornets will have to play with energy if they want to secure a second consecutive victory. The Hornets currently lead the season series against the Bulls 2-1; their last matchup was played on October 26th.