Charlotte Hornets win in miracle fashion against the Toronto Raptors

Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Lamb. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Lamb. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets were looking for a third consecutive victory on Sunday night, and they were able to pull it off with a miracle ending.

The Charlotte Hornets have now won three consecutive games with their latest win over the Toronto Raptors. On Sunday night, the teams’ prayers were answered with a miracle half-court shot at the buzzer; this would give the Hornets a 115-114 victory.

Charlotte came into this game knowing it would be a tough one after beating the Boston Celtics the night before at home. This road win would move the Hornets up to a 34-39 record, and keep’s their playoff hopes alive.

Just like the win over Boston, this win was earned by the entire Charlotte roster. Despite being without Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Tony Parker and Cody Zeller, it would not stop the Hornets from playing fantastic team basketball.

The team’s leading scorer for the night ended up being Dwayne Bacon, who finished the game with twenty points. In this game, Bacon would hit five three-pointers in the third quarter alone.

The Hornets receive more help from their young players, as Miles Bridges scored sixteen points and Devonte Graham was one assist shy from earning him his first career double-double. James Borrego has found the key to success with his younger players playing more.

Kemba Walker would make his impact felt as well, racking up 15 points, 13 assists, and 8 rebounds; this is Walker’s second consecutive game with a double-double. The real story of the game would be the final shot that fell in the closing seconds.

In the closing seconds of the game, Jeremy Lamb would fumble the inbound pass, and turn around to make a halfcourt buzzer-beater to win the game. This has to be one of the best buzzer-beaters in team history.

I am confident that this shot has to be the best made this season in the NBA. Who knows if this was just luck, or if it’s just a UCONN thing when you play in the month of March.

I’m just happy that Charlotte is riding a three-game winning streak with so much momentum after this one!

"Quick Stings"

  • The Hornets now have four players on their roster with 100+ made threes this season,
  • Jeremy Lamb recorded his second game-winning shot of the year.
  • The Hornets recorded 32 assists in the win.
  • The Hornets had fourteen offensive rebounds.

This win was huge for Charlotte, and it keeps them in the race for a playoff seed. In the past two games, the team has been playing with excellent ball movement; this is something that Coach Borrego has preached about all season.

The lineup that Borrego is currently using might be the answer for the Hornets as they come closer to the end of the season. I will be shocked if he decides to change the lineup again when injured players return; the team is currently playing hot!

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The Charlotte Hornets will need this momentum to carry over to Tuesday night at home, as they take on the San Antonio Spurs for the last time this season. The last time these two teams met, the Hornets were able to pull off a victory in San Antonio.