The Hornets continued their hot streak on Wednesday night, taking down the Washington Wizards, 97-87, giving them their fourth straight win overall and their second consecutive win over a conference leader. While the Hornets scoring has dropped to an average of 106.3 points per game during the win streak, the Hornets defense has cranked it up on the defensive end of the floor, allowing just 98.3 points per game to opponents during that span.
As former voice of the Hornets and Charlotte radio legend Gerry Vaillancourt said on Thursday morning’s Mac Attack, the defense is the reason that this Hornets team is rolling like they are.
“The defensive efficiency from 30th to 3rd in the last four. Why? (They’re) playing a little slower pace; that’s allowed them to build up the defense a little more efficiently, locate the ball in their matchups. They’ve mixed up the lineups when needed. They’ve mixed it up defensively to keep the opposition off guard. They are locating the ball better and their locating their assignments better.”
The Hornets will be hoping to continue that defensive success on Friday in the Spectrum Center against the Indiana Pacers. Hornets pregame will begin with at 6:00 PM with Kyle Bailey and Travis “T-Bone” Hancock and tip will be at 7:00 PM with Sam Farber, the voice of the Hornets here on Sports Radio FNZ.