The Charlotte Hornets did everything in their power in an attempt to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, but fell, 109-104. It was a disappointing loss, considering how strong the Hornets started the game.
how to lose a game in the final two minutes featuring the Charlotte Hornets for the 10th time this season or something like that— At The Hive (@At_The_Hive) December 23, 2017
It was not a great start to the holiday stretch for the Hornets. Their leading scorer was Kemba Walker, who finished with 32 points. He had two injury scares in the fourth quarter; however, and left for the locker room a few minutes before the game ended. Along with leading the team in points, Walker assisted on two baskets and was the best player on the floor tonight, for either team. Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the best young talents in the NBA, had 26 points and seven rebounds.
The game started out well, Charlotte led 59-52 at the half. Although, Michael Carter-Williams did miss a handful of lay-ups early.
He’s missed at least three today. https://t.co/z7kfzwSOAQ— At The Hive (@At_The_Hive) December 23, 2017
After halftime, things would not get any better for Charlotte. Milwaukee outscored the Hornets 31-26 in the third quarter, and 26-19 in the fourth.
What the hell— At The Hive (@At_The_Hive) December 23, 2017
The Hornets will meet the Bucks on Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. This will be the second game in a back-to-back, against, well, the same team that they played tonight.
All in all, this is a very disappointing game for Charlotte. In a game that was very winnable, they managed to, once again, disappoint. It has been a reoccurring theme for this team over the course of this season.
From the early season losses to the Knicks, Celtics, to the recent losses to the Trail Blazers and Bucks, the Hornets have always found ways to lose close games, not win them. Let's hope that can change starting tomorrow against the Bucks, once again. It will not get any easier from here.