In their last game before the All-Star break, the Charlotte Hornets managed to win in comeback fashion against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With injuries plaguing the Charlotte Hornets in their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team still managed to come out with a victory. The Hornets came back from an 18-point deficit to win 115-108 on the road.
This win is the second straight for the Hornets, and it’s the team’s first two-game winning streak since the beginning of January. The Hornets now sit with a record of 18-36.
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In this game, the Hornets were missing Terry Rozier and Cody Zeller. This allowed Caleb Martin to get the first start of his career. Martin was the first undrafted rookie to start for the Hornets since Treveon Graham.
Bismack Biyombo started in place of Zeller, and he finished with a double-double; this was his 26th start of the season.
This comeback win was fueled by the play of multiple players on the roster. The Hornets finished with three players with 20+ points. Devonte’ Graham led the team in scoring with 28 points, while Malik Monk followed him up off the bench with 25 points.
Miles Bridges finished the game with 20 points and three rebounds. After this win, Bridges has now averaged 19.6 points in his last eight games.
Jalen McDaniels also got to play in his fifth NBA game, and it’s safe to say that he played well. McDaniels did not miss a shot; he finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and two steals.
The Hornets finished this game by outrebounding the Timberwolves 52-48. The team also outscored the Timberwolves in the paint 56-42, making this a dominant interior scoring win.
With this win, the Hornets will head into the All-Star break with a small winning streak. Charlotte will have three players participating in the Rising Stars game, and one player in the Three-Point Contest.