Terry Rozier scored 34 factors and hit three go-ahead free throws with 1.1 seconds left to assist the visiting Charlotte Hornets overcome a 19-point, second-half deficit and beat the Atlanta Hawks 122-118 on Saturday, ending the Hawks’ five-game successful streak.
Atlanta’s Clint Capela made two clutch free throws and tipped within the go-ahead basket with 5.4 seconds left to place the Hawks forward, 118-117. Rozier was then fouled on a 3-point shot by Jalen Johnson and made all three foul photographs.
After calling two timeouts, Atlanta’s Trae Younger was unable to inbound the ball and get off a remaining shot. Younger exchanged phrases with coach Nate McMillan after the violation when Charlotte known as timeout.
Rozier scored 28 factors within the second half and was 7-for-13 on 3-point makes an attempt general to assist Charlotte, which performed with out main scorer LaMelo Ball, out with a sprained ankle.
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Mason Plumlee had 25 factors and 11 rebounds whereas P.J. Washington scored 23, together with a pair of clutch 3-pointers within the remaining three minutes.
Charlotte has received two of three from the Hawks this season. The ultimate regular-season assembly might be Feb. 13 in Charlotte.
Atlanta obtained 26 factors from Dejounte Murray, 25 factors and 12 rebounds from Younger and 25 factors from De’Andre Hunter.
Atlanta shot 61 p.c within the first half and constructed a 65-49 lead because of a four-point burst on the finish of the quarter. Younger was fouled on a 3-point try with 0.4 seconds remaining and Charlotte coach Steve Clifford was hit with a technical foul after the decision was verified upon video evaluation. Younger made all 4 free throws to develop the Hawks’ result in 16 factors.
Atlanta led by 70-51 when Rozier obtained scorching, scoring 17 and hitting 5 3-pointers within the third quarter, and reduce the result in 87-85. The Hawks closed with a 3-pointer from Aaron Vacation and a three-point play by Younger and took a 93-85 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Hornets proceed their four-game street journey on Monday at Utah. The Hawks play once more Monday at Chicago.
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