Ebene News – CA – Hornets vs Mavericks – Game Recap – December 30, 2020 – ESPN

DALLAS – – LaMelo Ball scored 22 points, Miles Bridges had 20 points and 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets blew up Dallas 118-99 in the Mavericks home opener on Wednesday night

Terry Rozier, who scored 18 points, hit a pair of 3 runs at the start of a 14-0 inning to start the second half, giving the Hornets a 25-point lead after their first win, facing to Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte silenced Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, who are still without her European sidekick Kristaps Porzingis as the 7-foot-3 Latvian recovers from knee surgery

Yet Dallas was also coming off their first victory, a 51-point blowout at the Los Angeles Clippers that included a record NBA halftime lead of 50 points (77-27)

The Hornets were leading 68-57 at the break and beat Dallas 30-12 in the third quarter Doncic was limited to 12 points for the game and sat fourth with the game out of reach while Tim Hardaway Jr. led Dallas with 18 points

Charlotte went 5 of 10 from 3-point distance in third as the Mavericks missed their first nine after the long-distance break, including three in one possession, and finished the quarter 1 of 15 beyond of the bow Dallas was 11 of 41 for the game

Devonte Graham’s 3 gave the Hornets their first 25-point lead, and Jalen McDaniels went 90-60 halfway through the third with an alley-oop layup

The Hornets had no problem qualifying for the Western Conference playoffs last season despite 4 of 16 shots from Gordon Hayward, who scored 11 points

Ball, the third overall pick in the draft, finished 7 of 10 on the field, including 4 of 5 deep, and made all four free throws to easily break his first three game record by 13 points

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Hornets: Washington, McDaniels and center Bismack Biyombo had little trouble getting a good appearance near the rim, combining to go 11 of 18 on the field Washington scored 11 points, McDaniels 10 and Biyombo nine

Mavericks: Porzingis completed his first full practice on Tuesday after Dallas returned from his season opener three-game trip Coach Rick Carlisle says Porzingis is still on track for his January debut in Dallas shot 38% after being 50% right at halftime

James Johnson was sent off along with Cody Martin after an altercation at the end of the fourth quarter Johnson, a newcomer who believed to add toughness to the Dallas roster, was called up for a technique on the bench at the first quarter before even entering the match

Hornets: Memphis visits Charlotte on Friday after sweeping away the season series last year The Hornets had won all five previous meetings

Mavericks: Miami visits Dallas on Friday in what could be Doncic’s third meeting between Doncic and compatriot Goran Dragic Doncic is 0-4 against the Heat, who have won six straight games against the Mavericks

Becky Hammon made history Wednesday, becoming the first woman to take on the role of head coach in an NBA regular season game

– LaMelo Ball scored 22 points, Miles Bridges had 20 points and 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets blew up Dallas 118-99 in the Mavericks’ opener on Wednesday night

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ NBA record streak with at least 10 points reached 1,000 games Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs

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