The Charlotte Hornets couldn’t recover from a poor second quarter, and fell to the Indiana Pacers, 84-77 in their second game of the Orlando Summer League. Treveon Graham scored a team high 18 points on 6-12 shooting, to go with four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. The Pacers’ Travis Leslie scored a game high 20 points.
The Hornets jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, and looked to be in the same groove they were yesterday. Graham hit the opening jumper, and Briante Weber was active on offense as well. The Pacers recovered though, and Charlotte led by just one entering the second quarter.
Then, Indiana took control, making 11-15 shots in the second quarter to take an eight point halftime lead. Charlotte couldn’t quite recover the rest of the game, and as a result, fell to 1-1 in Orlando.
Like, yesterday, the veterans led the way in scoring, while rookie Dwayne Bacon had another solid, but quiet outing, finishing with eight points and four rebounds.
Concerning the veterans, Weber had a better shooting night, hitting 6-11 shots to finish with 12 points. He looked fairly comfortable shooting the ball, and provided a nice pass to Graham on the fast break, shown here:
The other vet, Johnny O’Bryant III, also finished with 12 points, along with five rebounds and four assists. He shot just 4-11 though, and didn’t shoot the ball with a ton of confidence at first, but did recover, and made this 3-pointer in the 3rd, which gave the Hornets the lead for the moment:
Charlotte will get the day off, and return to action on Tuesday, July 4th, where they will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 1 p.m. Since it’s 4th of July, most of us will be around to watch, but if you’ve got plans during the day, you can catch the game on replay using the Watch ESPN app.