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NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking Points from Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets

Jason Mills
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Modified 06 Apr 2019, 10:30 IST
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#2 Charlotte Dominates Points In The Paint

The Hornets did not shoot the long ball extremely well on Friday night
The Hornets did not shoot the long ball extremely well on Friday night

The Hornets did not shoot the long ball extremely well on Friday night. However, for the second straight time against Toronto Jeremy Lamb won the game with a long ball. 

Also, late in the second quarter and early third quarter Kemba Walker knocked down buzzer-beating threes.  The Hornets made the long ball when they needed it Friday night. Otherwise, they were 13-39 from behind the arc or 33.3%. 

The Hornets stayed in this game due to high-efficiency scoring dominating the Raptors not only in bench scoring but on points in the paint. They not only got 59 bench points but 58 points in the paint Friday night in comparison to the Raptors 50. 

The Hornets shot a respectable 46.8% from the field despite the three-point shooting woes. The Hornets ability to get in the paint also led to them getting to the foul line 14 times and making 12.

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Published 06 Apr 2019, 10:30 IST
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