The Charlotte Hornets seem to be back with a bang during the first game after the pandemic where fans were allowed to enter. They led the court in a 114-104 lead against the Toronto Raptors this Saturday, March 14th.
The impressive performance of the team has a lot to do with the LaMelo Ball’s effort. The player alone bagged 23 points along with 9 rebounds. Apart from him, there was Terry Rozier and Devonte Graham who scored 17 points each for the Charlotte Hornets. After the game, the team said that their performance was majorly boosted by the fans present at the stadium. The game felt lively after a long time and it seemed each player fed off the energy that the fans brought along with them.
Hornets’ LaMelo Ball Showed Impressive Performance
Hornets defeated the short-handed Raptors in what seemed to be a landslide game. The winning team showed impressive performance since the initial moments of the game. Charlotte Hornets jumped to an amazing 25-4 lead against the Raptors since the beginning that they impressively maintained throughout the game. They further set a franchise record after scoring eleven 3-pointers in the 1st quarter itself. This led up to a 44-24 lead later on.
James Borrego, Hornets’ head coach mentioned in a statement that the players did not go off to the field with the energy that they demonstrated. The sole credit of that goes to the audience. It was surreal to have them back in the auditorium during a game after over a year of the pandemic.
LaMelo Ball has bagged enough credit as a basketball rookie from this game. the star player finished almost 6 of 9 from the 3-pointers range. Following the game, the NBA rookie said that he was excited since the pregame warmups when he heard and saw the fans.