Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

1Q

chicago hitting shots.

jeremy lamb hitting shots.

rondo three triples in first 6m

hornets tighten up, Rondo turns it over (hasnt started in a while.)

graham gets Lambs normal minutes. Aggressively attacks the rim and gets fouled.

Hornets bench get sucked into penetration, Chi hitting every open 3

2Q

bulls continue to penetrate and kick for 3

starters come in and lock down defensively

Bulls turn mistakes and turnovers by the Hornets offense into points in transition late in the 2nd

3:00 after timeout, missed Kemba midrange. Nobody tracks butler who gets a lob behind the defense for two. ANTI HORNETS ALERT.

Kemba cold in the first half until he hit two threes to end it and keep the Hornets within reach. NOBODY ELSE WAS.

HALFTIME 58-48

lamb 13-3

marvin 9-11

kemba 10-4a-2r

3Q

robin lopez eliminates a lot of what zeller likes to do offensively. Guards the roll well, physical. Keeps zeller outside the paint.

hornets come out attacking the paint. Mkg like a man possessed. 6 quick points to open the 3rd. Knocks down a midrange jmper to cut it to one.

Lamb: can be deadly attacking the paint esoecially in ISO but still makes very questionable decisions, gets caught in the air. A little too patient taking screens, can take the air out of the ball.

another marvin dunk. If the Hornets are going to miss the playoffs at least theyll entertain us with the juciest yams in the association.

Clifford finally goes with Briante Weber over Brian Roberts

good defense to help on Mirotic, almost gets a strip but doesn't finish his defense and allows mirotic to get an open three and he knocks it down

they run the final play for him and he does a good job of catching his man off guard with his first step before the screen got there. Gets two points.

4Q

Weber: some good some bad, just like I expected...Lots of ball pressure...decent attacker, had some nice finishes.

Starters back in early with the season on the line. Kemba and MKG start getting into that "it's up to us mode"

Dwade in the 4th...again

Butler amazing pass to Mirotic in the corner for another three. Just an absurd display of shot making from someone who has made a season of missing shots.

OREB leads to another mirotic three to put the lead at nine under 3 to play OREB a problem all game

Lamb knocks down a deep three and then next bulls possession bites bad on a Wade fake and fouls him for the second tume this game. Clifford exasperated. Hornets can't get a stop in the 4th.