The Charlotte Hornets mirrored last season’s performance, as they finish off the 2017-18 season with a win to bring their total record to 36-46.
The game started off quick for the Hornets, and it never really slowed down. At the end of the first quarter, they led 37-25. This Lance Stephenson play perfectly summarizes the first period:
The second quarter was a change of pace, however, as the Pacers outscored the Horents by four. That said, it ended on a high note as Frank Kaminsky hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot to end the half.
In the third, Charlotte’s defense prevailed as Indiana only tallied 16 points. In the final quarter, Charlotte ended the game strong as they outscored the Pacers by 10 points.
One notable stat line was Frank Kaminsky’s contributions off of the bench. He scored 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. He also had seven rebounds, which is more than double his season average. Malik Monk had another great performance as he scored 17 points, though he shot poorly from the floor.
Tuesday night’s game was the last time Steve Martin called a Hornets game. It has been an incredible run for a Martin, who had a 30-year career. He has been the voice of the Charlotte Hornets.
Many notable individual accomplishments were made this season by our beloved Charlotte Hornets, and it will be interesting to see where the team goes this offseason.
Usually, I’d end this recap by writing a one-paragraph preview for the next time the Hornets have a game. Unfortunately, there is no ‘next game’ for a few months.
It was a rollercoaster, Charlotte.