Charlotte Hornets close 2019 with terrible loss to Boston Celtics

With the end of 2019 upon us, the Charlotte Hornets closed the decade with their sixth straight loss.

With one of the earliest start times of the season for the Charlotte Hornets, the team could not come up with a win. In their last matchup of the season against the Boston Celtics, the team would lose 109-92.

For fans, this one had to be frustrating, as the Hornets showed many signs of life throughout the game. This team continues to fail at doing the little things right, which results in their sixth straight loss.

With this loss, the Hornets now move to 13-23, and they still sit at the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

In this game, the Hornets started hot on offense, but the team could not finish the first quarter strong. Missed shots and turnovers were a key reason why the Hornets lost this one.

The leading scorer for the Hornets was PJ Washington, who finished the game with 15 points. The only player to play as well as Washington was Miles Bridges, who finished the game with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

In spite of this loss, Charlotte did manage to get some production from Dwayne Bacon off of the bench. Bacon finished the game with 11 points; this was the most points scored by him since Charlotte’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on 11/09/19. Bacon finished that game with 12 points.

Charlotte failed to play defense when it was needed in this game, which led to the Celtics going on a couple of runs in the game. Kemba Walker finished the game with 22 points, while Jayson Tatum finished with 24.

The Hornets finished this one by losing in the rebounding category again. The Celtics outrebounded the Hornets 54-41, and they allowed Boston to grab 15 offensive rebounds.

This loss continues to prove that Charlotte is one of the worst rebounding teams in the league. Charlotte only got 7 rebounds between their centers Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo.

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With this decade ending, the Hornets will travel to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. This will be the second matchup between the two teams.

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