The struggling Charlotte Hornets finally ended their seven-game losing streak after defeating Brooklyn Nets, 111-107 on Tuesday night.
The Hornets have lost a record 13 out of the 18 games played this year which includes another five-straight defeats as well.
Nicolas Batum, Kemba Walker, and Marco Belinelli each posted 17 points to lead the Hornets to the much-needed home victory. Further, Jeremy Lamb netted 16 points while center Frank Kaminsky posted a record 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hornets.
On the other hand, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez added 22 and 20 point respectively for the Nets. A total of seven players scored in double-digits in the game.
The Nets saw a baffling 18 turnovers, which were converted to 18 Hornets points.
After the match, Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said that the team dug themselves a big hole in the first half.
Nets power forward Bojan Bogdanovic admitted that Turnovers killed their hopes as it allowed the Hornets to have too many easy layups. He further suggested that the Nets need to think about the offense so as to limit turnovers.
With an early explosive start, the Hornets pulled 24 points in the first quarter compared to 16 of the Nets. The second quarter saw the Nets adding 20 points.
Then the Nets scored 35 points each in the third and fourth quarters. The Nets came as close as 87-91 with more than five minutes remaining.
However, the Hornets determined to end their plight pushed forward for the win.
Later, Hornets coach Steve Clifford admitted that Winning in this league is hard. The Hornets struggled to guard themselves but they needed a win, and that’s the most important thing.