After trailing by as many as 21 points, the Charlotte Hornets were able to come back, but ultimately fell, in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-94 at home. The Hornets, two months to the day after their epic season-opening comeback win against the Bucks, stormed back with 55 second half points, but could only muster 11 points in the extra period
The Hornets had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Kemba Walker was doubled by Brandon Knight and Jared Dudley forcing him to throw the ball away. The Bucks then got a chance to hit a game winner but Dudley's shot at the buzzer missed its mark.
The loss drops Charlotte to 10-22 on the season, while Milwaukee improves to 16-16.
The Hornets spent the majority of the first half struggling to shoot the basketball and saw their field goal percentage drop as low as 17 percent in the second quarter. Walker, who played a career-high 48 minutes after playing 44 minutes on Saturday night, led the way again for the team with 28 points four assists, four blocks and five turnovers. Gerald Henderson added 19 points, five assists and four boards and Al Jefferson finished with six points, eight boards and five assists before exiting the game early. It looked like his hamstring injury was bothering him all night and in the third quarter, he just couldn't take it anymore.
The Hornets finished the night shooting 36.7 percent from the floor and shot 7-of-25 (28 percent) from 3.
The Bucks, who earned their first victory of the season against the Hornets, had six players score in double-digits. Knight had 18 points, Dudley added 17 off the bench and human scrabble gamewinner Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in 16.
The Hornets hit the road for their next game — a New Year's Eve showdown against the Houston Rockets.