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QUICKCAP: Charlotte Hornets hold on and defeat the Chicago Bulls 101-91

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The Hornets gave their fans the usual end of game heart attack but they impressively held on at the end.

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Well this is a change of pace from things. The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls 101-91 tonight, but surprising everybody they weren't the team that blew the lead this time. The Bulls at one point early in the game held a 19 point lead over the Hornets. It was one of those games that looked finished before it even started, which makes sense considering all the injuries plaguing the Hornets right now. All the Bulls had to do was play some solid basketball and they should have won this one comfortably.

Instead, the Hornets pulled off one of their better comebacks of the season and managed to run away with it. Charlotte fans are used to being the ones that blow the big time lead, and instead they're the ones that had the huge comeback. It's nice to be the ones on the other side of a blown lead isn't it?

Both Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller were out tonight for the Hornets, and that was not ideal considering that Joakim Noah was making his return tonight for the Bulls. However, the Hornets adjusted well getting a great contribution out of Bismack Biyombo's 10 rebounds, and usual brand of rim protection. Six of his 10 rebounds were offensive boards, and he finished the game with 10 points. Further contributing to the offense was his lack of turnovers, he only had one, and making all six of his free throw attempts.

Gerald Henderson also stepped up tonight leading the Hornets with 20 points, pulling down seven rebounds, and attempting nine free throws. That's the kind of game the Hornets need when they're down key players like tonight.

In other news the dual point guard lineup looked pretty good at times tonight. Kemba Walker shot atrociously, and that make sense with the rust he has to shake off, but he did dish out seven assists and grab eight rebounds. Justgoes to show that Kemba can always find ways to contribute outside of scoring, especially when he has Mo Williams next to him dropping 18 points himself.

Great win for the Hornets, and one they desperately needed as the playoff race gets tighter with every game. As the season comes to an end these are the games the Hornets will need to pull out if they're going to fight their way in to a playoff spot.