Hornets snap four-game skid with win over Trail Blazers

FILE – Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets handles the ball through the NBA recreation towards the Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Enviornment on February 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hornets defeated the Suns 124-121. Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures/AFP (Photograph by Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Pictures by way of AFP)

Terry Rozier scored 34 factors to assist the Charlotte Hornets snap a four-game shedding streak in a 109-101 victory towards the visiting Portland Path Blazers on Sunday night time.

P.J. Washington contributed 23 factors and eight rebounds off the bench and Miles Bridges added 19 factors. Jalen McDaniels additionally had 13 factors for Charlotte.

Carmelo Anthony pumped in 24 factors and C.J. McCollum posted 22 factors for Portland. Norman Powell chipped in 17 factors, however he was 1-for-8 on 3s.

It was the second straight recreation for the Path Blazers with out injured crew scoring chief Damian Lillard. Not like two nights earlier in a one-point win at San Antonio, the Path Blazers had been unable to beat his absence this time.

Rozier, who took 24 of the Charlotte starters’ mixed 53 pictures from the sphere, racked up seven 3-point baskets. He additionally delivered a team-best 10 assists to go along with eight rebounds.

Charlotte led by as many as 29 factors within the third quarter.

But the Path Blazers threatened to make it fascinating after trailing by 20 factors approaching the halfway mark of the fourth quarter. Anthony drained consecutive 3-pointers, trimming the deficit to 102-90 with 6:08 remaining.

Anthony had 11 factors in a span of lower than 2 1/2 minutes earlier than lacking a 3 that would have shaved the opening to 6 factors. Then there was a stretch of greater than two minutes with a Rozier free throw as the one scoring.

Portland didn’t rating once more till Anthony’s bucket on the 52-second mark to make it 107-97.

Rozier scored 17 first-quarter factors because the Hornets flourished on offense in constructing a 44-24 lead. He didn’t rating within the second quarter, however by then Bridges was clicking and so they every had 17 factors on the break.

Charlotte’s main flaw got here with 10 first-half turnovers, permitting the Path Blazers to shut inside 65-51 on the break.

Every crew took 19 pictures from 3-point vary within the opening half, with the Hornets hitting 10 of these and the Path Blazers making 5.


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