3 Takeaways from Charlotte Hornets win vs. Washington

Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Lightning strikes twice! The Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards for the second time in six days, this time by a score of 109-103. Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball led the way for Charlotte, combining for 60 points between them.

Washington has been one of the biggest surprises of the NBA season to this point. After trading away Russell Westbrook, hopes weren’t too high for this team headed into the season. They’ve proved doubters wrong so far, entering tonight’s game with an 11-5 record, 7-1 at home.

The Hornets do not care about any of this as Charlotte has now beaten Washington in both of their matchups this season. Charlotte moves to 11-8 on the season and have put together some very respectable wins against some of the best teams in the league under their belt.

3 Takeaways from Charlotte Hornets win vs. Washington: Tery Rozier put on a show

Terry Rozier played his best game of the season tonight and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. With Miles Bridges, and Gordon Hayward struggling to score the basketball tonight, it was Rozier who kept the Hornets in this game early. Rozier was in his bag the entire tonight and finished with 32 points. He started off scorching hot from three, knocking down his first six attempts, and ultimately finished 8-11 from behind the arc, including a dagger to seal the game.

3 Takeaways from Charlotte Hornets win vs. Washington: LaMelo Ball is this team’s go-to player

LaMelo Ball is now comfortably this team’s go-to player. When this team gets into a jam, James Borrego looks to Ball to get them out of it. Whether that’s offensively or defensively, Ball can be counted on to make a play. He finished tonight’s game with 28 points, 7 assists, and 13 rebounds and is always on triple-double watch every single night he plays. Ball has developed so much as both a scorer and defender that he might be a shoo-in to make an All-Star team in just his second season. Maybe even an All-NBA team, it’s certainly not out of the question.

3 Takeaways from Charlotte Hornets win vs. Washington: The number of games the Hornets have played could be catching up with them.

The Hornets have played the most games in the NBA so far this season. 19 games since Oct. 20 and it’s starting to show. Especially, on our seasoned vet Gordon Hayward. My guy looks tired and could use some PTO days. The Hornets have been pretty bad to start games this season and that could be due to this overloaded schedule. It might be time for Borrego to open up the roster a little bit when possible.

Next. NBA Power Rankings: Golden State soar while Lakers dip. dark

The Hornets take on the Orlando Magic on Wed. Nov. 24 at 7:00 pm. For now, watch this insane move from Rozier.