Miles Bridges hit a three-pointer with 6.6 seconds to go in overtime and Jayson Tatum missed a game-tying free throw to give the Charlotte Hornets an end to their four-game losing skid, 121-118, on Tuesday night.
The Charlotte Hornets dropped their fourth game in a row, and second in this stretch to the New York Knicks, 122-108 at Spectrum Center.
LaMelo Ball came within one point of his career high with 37 points, as the Milwaukee Bucks overcame an off night for Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat the Hornets,130-99.
Football season is in full swing, with the end of the college football regular season next weekend, and the NFL is hitting its stride with the second half of the season officially underway. Even so, in this state, once the calendar turns to November, college basketball moves to the forefront, with national brands Duke and North Carolina, poised to compete at a high level this season.
The Charlotte Hornets, down six of their top nine rotation players Tuesday, couldn’t overcome their deficiencies in a 111-105 loss to the Miami Heat.
The NBA season is off and running, and the Hornets have already completed their first home stand, along with their first road trip. Charlotte finds themselves at 2-4, going 1-2 at home, and on the road. The first road trip had the opportunity to be 0-3, after dropping the first game in Houston. But after eeking out a win at Indiana, a 2-1 trip was on the table, before a disappointing second half against the Mavs, gave the Hornets an eventual 1-2 trip.