Denver Nuggets 3-Point Shots Ends Hornets Streak
Charlotte’s three-game winning streak came to an end in the 2nd game of the Hornets four-game West Coast journey as they fell 121-104 on Monday in Denver. Kemba Walker lead the scoring chart with 20 points for Charlotte and Treveon Graham had his 2nd strong game off the bench, ending up with 11 points in 26 minutes.
One day after rallying from a 21-point deficit to win in Phoenix, the Hornets removed a 14-point Nuggets lead in the very first half prior to visiting the locker rooms at the break down, 63-62. Charlotte kept it close early in the 3rd when Kemba Walker’s 2 additional free-throws at the 7:59 cut Denver’s lead to 68-66. As most of the game, the Nuggets we’re on fire from long-range as Nikola Jokic and Will Barton linked on back-to-back 3’s followed a Gary Harris three-point play and 2 Jokic free throws in an 11-0 run that turn the lead in double digits, 79-66, and Charlotte was not able to push-back.
Hornets Player of the Game.
One night after a career-high 15 points in Phoenix, Treveon Graham came off the bench to score 11 points on an effective 4-of-7 shooting from the field, consisting of 3-of-4 from behind the arc. Graham likewise included 2 assits, 2 steals and a rebound in 26 minutes as a reserve.
Nuggets Player of the Game.
Nikola Jokic revealed why he’s a possible triple-double threat every night in the post, adding 15 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists behind his name, in meantime swiping 2 steals in 33 minutes.
Kemba Walker ended up being Charlotte’s leading all-time, three-point shooter on Sunday in Phoenix and followed-up with a team-high 20 points, consisting of 3-of-6 three-pointers, versus the Nuggets. Walker likewise gave out 4 assists, 3 rebounds and a steal … Dwight Howard scored 19 points won 7 rebounds. His streak of 12-straight double-doubles and 15-straight, 10+ rebounding games finally came to an end in Denver … Nicolas Batum (15 points), Jeremy Lamb (14) and Treveon Graham (11) completed Charlotte’s double-digit scorers … Cody Zeller brought-down a team-high 10 rebounds with 8 points in 17 minutes as a reserve … The Nuggets struck 8 more three-pointers than their season average, completing 18-of-34 (52.9 percent) from long variety compared with Charlotte’s 11-of-26 (42.3 percent) … The Hornets were outrebounded, 41-36, and outscored in the paint, 52-48 … The Nuggets held a 15-6 benefit in fastbreak points.