The Hornets tried to rally back but unfortunately could not, falling to the Clippers 115-90. LaMelo Ball tallied 23 points with ten assists, almost getting a triple-double with six rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets were looking to extend a two-game winning streak. (vs. Pacers 1/26, vs. Lakers 1/28).
Hornets Head Coach James Borrego commented on the Clippers play style. “They are a really good defense and offensively, we just wouldn’t drive, we couldn’t make shots, we made poor decisions,” Borrego said. “They sped us up and are a really good defense, so we have to give them credit. We hung in there as long as we could, and we struggled at the end of the third and the end of the fourth.” The Hornets bench was outshot 62-21 during the game. The Clippers’ bench players were playing so well in the fourth quarter that Lue never needed to go back to his starters — and his reserves still outscored the Hornets 31-14 in the final frame. The Hornets will have to work on getting ready to head to Boston to face the Celtics on Wednesday night.