Charlotte Hornets: Thumbs up and thumbs down in win vs. Heat

Feb 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) defends Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) defends Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports /
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Coming into Monday night’s game against the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets were without one of their stars, Terry Rozier. This didn’t matter much, as they handled the Miami Heat 129-121 in a thrilling overtime win. The Hornets had a strong first three quarters, being up 88-82 heading into the fourth, but stumbled in an attempt to finish the game in the fourth quarter.

The Hornets were down 101-111 with just over three minutes left in the game. The Hornets finished the game on a 12-2 run to tie the game at 113 and forcing overtime. Charlotte handled the Heat well in overtime, never falling behind in the five extra minutes.

None of this could have been done without the outstanding play of Malik Monk, which is why he is tonight’s player of the game. Monk finished the game with 36 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Now, let’s take a look at two positives and one negative in the Hornets win against the Heat.