Hornets defeated Magic 106-99 in eight games with seven wins

Terry Rozier scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. left the bench with 21 points and six rebounds Wednesday night, and Charlotte Hornets shot poorly with a 106-99 victory over Orlando Magic. Helped to overcome.

LaMelo Ball scored 22 points against the Hornets, who won their seventh victory in eight games.

The Hornets shot only 42% and played from behind in most games until the bench hit a 15-0 run near the end of the third quarter.

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“The identity of the winning team is to find different ways to win every night,” said Charlotte’s coach James Bolego. “Tonight in another script, another person stepped up for us.”

Oubre and Cody Martin were the main players in the decisive run.

Mo Bamba scored 18 points and 12 rebounds in Orlando. Rookie Jalen Suggs scored 17 points and 6 assists in four consecutive Magic defeats. Wendell Carter Jr. added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Rozier, who played in a 32-point match in Washington on Monday night, shot 11-8s from a 3-point range, but only hit 11-3s from behind Ark in this game. Only 12 out of 41 (29%) Hornets participated in the game as the NBA’s second-placed three-point shooting team.

The Hornets lag behind by missing 12 of the first 13 shots, but gathered behind the ball, Rozier and Ubre, leading 52-49 in halftime.

Orlando regained a 7-point lead before Hornets regained responsibility for the keep, with Ubre and Martin triggering a 15-straight-point run. Martin blocked Bamba’s three-point attempt, set up Ubre for the dunk, and completed Charlotte’s spurt in the driving dunk for the 82-74 lead.

“We came with a lot of energy. We wanted to stop,” Ubre said of the 22 rebounds and 6-block Hornets bench. “Defense is bread and butter for me. I joined the league as a defense player. I think turning defense into offense will open everything to me.”

Magic, who shot 41% overall, became scoreless for more than four minutes before Franz Wagner hit the third-quarter buzzer with three pointers.

Martin contributed 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 28 minutes.

“Every time he’s there, he influences the victory,” Bolego said. “He is a major part of what we are trying to do here.”

Magic coach Jamal Mosley was comforted by the Sags floor play.

But Suggs didn’t like the look of Magic’s defense in the second half of his 18th NBA game.

“The guys are here for us and it’s too comfortable,” he said. “I think they were free to run and get out of the lane without any resistance. I think they showed great tonight, but there’s something to work on.”

Hint in

Hornets: F PJ Washington played scoreless for 6 minutes after missing 10 games with his left elbow stretched too far. …. Wasps are always 57-55 against Orlando.

Magic: Orlando’s top scorer, G Cole Anthony, is unlikely to play on Friday night as he is unable to play in his third match due to an ankle injury. … Magic (4-15) has won once at home and twice at Madison Square Garden in New York this season. .. .. .. GG Gary Harris got off to a third start after missing a match with a sprained right hand. … F Terrence Ross was a slow scratch with back cramps.

Learning opportunities

The ball made the most noticeable mistake in the game, turning the layup into a miss dunk in the second quarter, blowing a simple score, and immediately picking up a third foul and sitting on the bench. “Obviously about that play, we talk about it,” Bolego said. “He knows it, he owns it, and we move forward …. just another growth opportunity for him.”


Hornets: Play against Minnesota at home on Friday night.

Magic: Play Chicago at home on Friday night.

Hornets defeated Magic 106-99 in eight games with seven wins

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