Friday, December 5, 2014
Hornets Extra: Bulls 102, Hornets 95
Back on Wednesday night, the Charlotte Hornets dropped their 10th straight decision, this time at the expense of the Chicago Bulls as their late charge in the 4th quarter wasn't enough as the Bulls held on for a 7-point win by a 102-95 final score, before 16,887 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The loss dropped Charlotte to 4-15 on the season. Chicago was led in scoring by Pau Gasol, as he finished the game on Wednesday with 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the field to go along with 15 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose each had 14 points each to add on to the total team effort that Gasol liked on Wednesday for Chicago. "These types of games really make a big difference at the end of the season with your record." Gasol said.
Chicago also saw Joakim Noah notch a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds, with Kirk Hinrich adding in 12 points off the bench and Nikola Mirotic, rounded out the list of double figure scorers for the Bulls with 11 points off the bench. As a team, the Bulls finished the night shooting 46.2% from the field, while they won the rebounding war by a 49-42 margin.
The Hornets were led by Kemba Walker, who had one of the two bright highlights for Charlotte in Wednesday's loss, as he shaked and bake, and he would proceed to leave Mirotic on the Billy Graham Parkway going to the Airport in the third quarter. He would finish up with 23 points to lead the Hornets in the loss, while Lance Stephenson would add in 20 points.
Charlotte hopes to avoid losing its 11th straight game tonight, when they welcome in Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to "The Hive" for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.