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Charlotte Hornets surpassed the Atlanta Hawks despite losing four players – NBA Sports

Atlanta- Miles Bridges Earn 32 points, Charlotte HornetsRelying on the best 3-point shooter of the season, even without four players, Atlanta Hawks 130-127 on Sunday night.

Bridges made each of the four shots in the fourth quarter when he scored 13 points. “It feels like a statement game. Let people know that we are here,” he said.

Wasps have lost top scorers LaMelo Ball, Start guarding Terry Rozier, Starting center Mason Plumlee And forwarding Jalen McDaniels At the Sunday contest. All four players are participating in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol and will be sent off for at least 10 days.

Kelly Oubre Jr... He was one of the few Hornets who closed the gap by splashing six 3s in Charlotte and scoring 28 points. Hornets made 173 seconds.

“It’s about who wanted it more, and there are some people on our team who are just dogs and can’t be denied,” Ubre said. “It was a blessing for us to be able to go out and just compete for our brothers and keep it in check.”

Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Hornets is “probably the best catch and shoot team in the league,” even if it’s a short hand.

“I couldn’t really stop when I needed it,” McMillan said. “We got 127 points, which is more than enough to win the game. It was able to stop them defensively and we couldn’t do that. “

The Hawks rushed from an 11-point deficit at the beginning of the third quarter, leading 89-87 before the Hornets regained momentum 12-0 in the second half of the quarter. Cody Martin There were 8 points in the run, including 2 3s.

Atlanta stormed, but Bridges 3, with 4:26 remaining, gave Charlotte a 115-113 lead, which he didn’t give up. Oubre has added another key 3 to push the lead to 122-116.

The Hornets improved to 14-11 during the season and the Hawks retreated to 12-12.

The Associated Press was used in this story.

– NBA Sports

Charlotte Hornets surpassed the Atlanta Hawks despite losing four players

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