NBA Game Recap - Charlotte at Brooklyn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LAC
112
TOR
92
F
LAL
96
ORL
87
F
BOS
117
IND
122
F
HOU
116
CLE
110
F
CHA
113
BKN
108
F
UTA
127
MIN
116
F
ATL
102
CHI
136
F
MEM
115
PHO
108
F
NO
112
MIL
127
F
OKC
93
SAC
94
F
NY
124
GS
122
F(OT)

Charlotte 113, Brooklyn 108

Dec 11, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

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Charlotte (11-16)

26

27

31

29

113

Brooklyn (13-11)

34

30

22

22

108

Graham scores 40, Hornets rally to beat Nets 113-108
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Devonte' Graham was having the best night of his career, making it easy for his coach to call plays.

"That's just good coaching, right? Brilliant, right? Find Devonte' Graham," Hornets coach James Borrego joked. "I learned from Pop (Gregg Popovich) that's a good move. He was rolling."

Graham scored a career-high 40 points, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-108 on Wednesday night.

"I just want to win, that's what I'm thinking," Graham said of his mindset down the stretch. "Make a play."

Graham had 27 points in the second half in Charlotte's second straight victory. Miles Bridges added 14 points.

"It's a mindset as a group," Graham said of Charlotte's comeback. "All of us young guys all come from winning programs, so we know what it's like when you've got a target on your back in college and every team is coming for you and you've got to play every night as hard as you can."

Spencer Dinwiddie had 24 points and Jarrett Allen added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Graham hit a step-back jumper followed by a deep 3-pointer to give Charlotte a 111-106 lead with 22 seconds remaining.

"When he has big nights, they have a chance to win," Dinwiddie said. "When he doesn't, they're kind of dead in the water."

Dinwiddie cut the lead to 111-108 by hitting two of three free throws with 18 seconds left, but Bridges made a free throw and the Nets misfired on two 3-point attempts on their next possession.

In the third quarter, Charlotte went on a 21-7 run to cut the deficit to 84-81. Graham led the comeback with 10 points during the run. The Hornets entered the fourth quarter trailing 86-84.

"I guess we could have double-teamed him," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. "We could have blitzed him. We did change our pick-and-roll coverage a bunch of times. That didn't seem to help. You call all-out double-team him. We could have done that. Didn't do it. Looking back, maybe should have done it."

The Nets took a 64-53 lead into the half as Allen led all scorers with 16 points. Graham had 13 for Charlotte, which shot 38% from the field in the first half. Brooklyn took it's largest lead at 52-32 during the quarter.

Brooklyn took a 34-26 lead after the first quarter while shooting 57% from the floor as Allen led the Nets with 11 points. Charlotte's backcourt of Graham and Terry Rozier each had seven.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Coach James Borrego praised Allen's development. "He looks to me like a smarter and more active defender this season," Borrego said. . Nicolas Batum (left hand) and Marvin Williams (right knee) were both out.

Nets: Kyrie Irving (shoulder impingement) missed his 13th straight game. Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery) missed his 15th straight game. LeVert, who underwent right thumb surgery on Nov. 14, is on track to return from his original 4-6 week timeline, coach Kenny Atkinson said.

DINWIDDIE STAYS HOT

Dinwiddie has registered 20 or points 11 times in his last 13 games.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Visit Chicago on Friday night.

Nets: Visit Toronto on Saturday night.

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Leaders

Charlotte PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Graham 40 6 5 5 0 0
M. Bridges 14 -3 2 4 1 1
Brooklyn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Dinwiddie 24 -6 6 5 1 0
J. Allen 21 0 2 10 0 1

Team Comparison

CHA BKN
Points For 113 108
Field Goals 36/88-41% 38/88-43%
Three Pointers 15/35-43% 10/38-26%
Free Throws 26/32-81% 22/33-67%
Offensive Rebounds 15 17
Defensive Rebounds 32 35
Rebounds 53 66
Blocks 6 3
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 8 12
Points Scored Off Turnovers 11 9
Points in the Paint 36 52
Fast Break Points 16 9
Personal Fouls 23 21
Technical Fouls 1 1
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - BKN Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 20 CHA 91 @ BKN 101 M. Williams 2 G. Temple 4
Fri Dec 6 BKN 111 @ CHA 104 I. Shumpert 4 M. Williams 2
Wed Dec 11 CHA 113 @ BKN 108 D. Bacon 2 I. Shumpert 4

Game Information

Stadium: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 15,631
Game Time: 2:18