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The Wagner brothers. take down the Hornets | NBA

The Wagner brothers. take down the Hornets | NBA


Dead last in the Eastern Conference, Orlando ended its ten-game losing streak on the side of Charlotte, stuck in the final act after three quarters during which the two teams were fairly even.

That’s how at +3 with 12 minutes remaining (91-88), the Hornets suffered a fatal 15-2 from which they couldn’t recover at the end. The series highlighted the X-factors of the night on the Florida side, first with the return of Jalen Suggs, who attacked with two layups before passing the baton to Moritz Wagner for a 3-pointer and a layup, as well as Franz Wagner for a layup. dunk that helped make the score 103-93 in favor of Jamahl Mosley’s men.

Moritz and Franz Wagner then scored 11 of their team’s last 13 points to clinch the win despite late attempts by Miles Bridges and Terry Rozier on 3-pointers (109-116).

WHAT TO REMEMBER

– Magic finally rewarded. Opponents often praise the quality of opposition displayed by the Magic, even if the results aren’t there. Tonight, the Floridians knew how to play a complete game, holding on for three quarters before setting up a decisive run, and thus taking advantage of the Hornets’ lack of aggressiveness to take the victory with their weapons, a magnified team applied by a bank that proved to be productive ( 45 points).

– The successful return of Jalen Suggs. Forgetting his thumb fracture, the debutant signed 22 minutes of very good quality from the bench. The back was incisive, too much at times since he still lost 6 balls in the process, largely caught up in his activity as he collected 12 points (5/8), 6 rebounds and 7 assists, and showed himself with his advantage in the last act.

TOPS/FLOPS

The Wagner brothers. That is the advantage of having a group with equal forces, you never know who will come out of the hat. Joining Gary Harris and Franz Wagner last night, it was Moritz Wagner who prevailed with 26 points on 11/17 shooting, including 4/8 from 3-point range, 4 rebounds, and made a notable contribution to closing the gap in the final act. . The “Wagner Brothers. they have 45 points on 19 of 28 shooting, and have scored 11 of their team’s last 13 points.

The Hornets bench. As much as the top five is scary, the bench is just as scary, but not for the opposite reasons. Unlike the Magic, the Hornets’ bench was not an advantage for James Borrego’s team. The latter had a hard time finding reliable replacements from the bench and therefore could not offer a second wind to his team. In addition to discreet, Charlotte’s bench was clumsy from afar (1/8), another black point for the North Carolina franchise tonight.

THE ACTION

The LaMelo Show. The leader of the Hornets raised the public in two spectacular actions, one after another. He first embarrassed Cole Anthony by stopping his dribbling to shoot better from distance. Then, in the next action, he was again the one who stole the ball after a bad pass from Cole Anthony to serve Miles Bridges after passing the ball between his legs. A sequence of shows that delighted the Spectrum Center.

THE CONTINUATION

Charlotte (23-20): the Hornets head to Madison Square Garden on Monday to take on the Knicks.

Orlando (8-35) : the Magic continue their way to Dallas to challenge the Mavs this Saturday.

hornets / 109shootingbounces
playersminimumshooting3 pointsLFTHEDTP.S.sourcein youbpConnecticut+/-pointsevaluate
G Hayward387/142/5230333one0two0-51814
M. Bridges427/172/74/40333403two-3twentyfifteen
M Plumlee275/60/00/2two810two5oneone0+71019
l ball308/183/74/4twotwo485330-132325
t. rose396/234/153/3two687oneone0one-51919
J. McDanielssixteen3/61/30/0one450one0one0+178
p j washington192/50/20/0oneonetwoonetwo030-64one
C. Martin231/40/123347twoonetwo3one-949
I. Smith71/40/22/20twotwo30two00-two48
Total40/9712/4217/21eleven334429twenty9sixteen4109
Magic / 116shootingbounces
playersminimumshooting3 pointsLFTHEDTP.S.sourcein youbpConnecticut+/-pointsevaluate
C.Okeke222/62/60/00101000twooneone-6614
F. Wagner378/111/32/2one567twoone5two+241927
R. Lopeztwenty4/50/023onetwo3twoone000-41013
c. anthony292/80/34/6one6784one30+4813
g harris3. 46/144/122/20twotwotwoonetwo00-one18sixteen
M. Wagner2811/174/80/0033one5oneoneone+112625
r j hamptontwenty-one3/71/40/0044twooneoneone0+479
ross274/112/70/00333two0two0+1107
j.suggestions225/81/21/2one567twoone60+212sixteen
Total45/8715/4511/154394332189194116