Rozier’s 34 helps Hornets end losing streak in Sacramento

Charlotte Hornets v Sacramento Kings
Charlotte Hornets v Sacramento Kings / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages

The NBA’s longest active losing streak has finally come to an end. With a surprising 111-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Charlotte Hornets snapped their 11-game losing streak dating back to last calendar year. 

No one expected the Hornets to come out on top in Sacramento, and that includes most of Charlotte’s loudest and most loyal fans.  But it was a 34 point effort from Terry Rozier which helped propel their 4th quarter comeback to top the Kings. 

Rozier would score nearly half of his points in the game’s final quarter. The 14 points from Charlotte’s best active player allowed the shocking win to come to fruition, leaving the Kings and their fanbase wondering what happened. 

This was a much overdue win for the Hornets. However, it is important not to look too far into Tuesday night’s result. Everyone knows the saying about the blind squirrel finding a nut every once in a while. Well, the Hornets would be the blind squirrel in this situation. 

Charlotte’s win in Sacramento, while not expected, is something that happens enough times in the NBA over the course of the season that it is important not to over emphasize its importance. There’s a very real chance that Sacramento looked past Charlotte, instead focusing on Wednesday night’s contest with the Magic. Orlando is a much better team than Charlotte, and this possible loss of focus by Sacramento turned out to be the Hornets’ gain. 

The Hornets are now 8-24 on the year and will be idle until Friday night’s contest against the Bulls, the first of two consecutive games against Chicago. Should things go the Hornets’ way, there is a remote but unlikely chance that Charlotte has double-digit wins when they take on the Kings for the second time in just over a week next Wednesday.