The Brooklyn Nets fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 111-107 on the road on Tuesday night. The loss was their 10th straight and proved that they are the currently the worst team in the league this season. The Hornets snapped their own seven-game losing streak thanks to a balanced scoring effort.
Charlotte tied the Detroit Pistons at 24-28 for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings with the win. Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum and Belinelli all scored 17 points to lead the team. Frank Kaminsky had a good all-around game of 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists while Jeremy Lamb scored 16 points off the bench.
Hornets recover after 7-game losing streak
Charlotte needed this win to recover after suffering their longest losing streak of the 2016-2017 NBA regular season. Four of the seven losses were blowouts courtesy of the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.
The Hornets had a 10-0 run early in the game and got the 24-16 lead after the first quarter. Charlotte continued to dominate Brooklyn on both ends and led, 54-37 at halftime. The Nets won the third, 35-27 but their rally fell short in the fourth.
Bojan Bogdanovic, who had 22 points and 5 rebounds, led the losing side. Brook Lopez added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks, but he continues to be a good topic in NBA trade rumors since his team is going nowhere this season.
Against the Nets, the Hornets were expected to snap the losing streak going up against the worst team in the league. Charlotte plays their next three games at home, with match-ups against the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. They need to take advantage of their home schedule, as they will be playing on the road in the next seven in their schedule.
Nets continue losing season
Brooklyn went down to a 9-43 record and 2-23 on the road this season. The Nets are headed to the lottery for the next NBA Draft. The bad news is that they don’t own the pick and have to send the lottery pick to the Boston Celtics because of a previous deal in recent years.
The Brooklyn Nets will try to stop their 10-game losing streak when they face the streaking Washington Wizards at home in their next game. They also play at home in their next three, against the Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks.
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