OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Jalen McDaniels had a career-high 21 factors in his second profession begin to assist the Charlotte Hornets beat the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 113-102 on Wednesday night time.
McDaniels additionally had six rebounds and three assists. Terry Rozier scored 17 factors, Miles Bridges had 16 and Devonte’ Garaham and Cody Zeller added 15 every, and Zeller had14 rebounds.
Aleksej Pokusevski led the Thunder with a career-high 25 factors behind a franchise rookie-record seven 3-pointers. Theo Maledon additionally had 25 factors.
Charlotte’s 11-point victory adopted its most lopsided lack of the season, a 116-86 drubbing to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
The Hornets held the Thunder scoreless for practically the primary 4 minutes, leaping out to an 8-Zero lead and briefly took a 10-point benefit within the opening body. The early surge prompted Oklahoma Metropolis to name a timeout and picked up itself to outscore the Hornets 21-14 within the remaining 5:47 of the interval.
Stabilized by Pokusevski’s profession night time from past the arc, the Thunder pulled forward of the Hornets within the second quarter. A tough defensive night time from Oklahoma Metropolis, particularly within the inside, led to Charlotte regaining management and taking a 56-51 lead on the break.
McDaniels, who made 6 of 9 photographs from the ground within the second half, helped the Hornets keep their lead and choose up their third victory of a six-game street swing.
Hornets: LaMelo Ball (proper wrist), Gordon Hayward (proper foot) and Malik Monk (proper ankle) have been unavailable. . Charlotte improved to 13-15 on the street. . The Hornets scored 22 second-chance factors to the Thunder’s 4.
Thunder: The Thunder have misplaced 4 consecutive video games to start out the month of April. . Darius Bazley (left shoulder), Luguentz Dort (concussion protocol), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (proper foot), Josh Corridor (concussion protocol), Mike Muscala (proper ankle) and Isaiah Roby (concussion protocol) missed Tuesday’s recreation.
Hornets: At Milwaukee on Friday night time.
Thunder: Host Cleveland on Friday night time.