NBA Daily: Hornets Outlast Mavericks in Overtime 123-120
By Reylan Loberternos
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
Boracay Island, Philippines – The Charlotte Hornets saw their 20-point lead in the first quarter evaporate and were behind by 12 points in the fourth frame before they mounted a rally that sent the game into overtime and beat the Dallas Mavericks 123-120 on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Philippine time) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Terry Rozier hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 41.9 ticks remaining in the overtime period to overcome Luka Doncic’s league-leading 10th triple-double of the season and eke out a hard-fought road victory. He also made the game-tying shot with 19 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.
Rozier finished with team-high 29 points on a 10-for-15 field goal shooting, including 5-for-8 from deep, to go with 6 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the Hornets to their 15th victory against 23 defeats. Devonte Graham added 27 markers, 2 boards, 13 dimes, 1 steal, and 1 block for Charlotte, who won their second straight.
Doncic had 39 points, 12 rebounds, 10 asssists, and 2 steals, but committed 5 turnovers, including one late in the fourth. He also missed two late treys in regulation that would have sealed the game for Dallas.
Maxi Kleber added career-high 24 points off the bench for the Mavericks, who dropped to a 22-13 win-loss card for 6th place in the Western Conference team standings.
The Mavericks will next host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time).
Meanwhile, the Hornets will travel home to face the Indiana Pacers on the same night.
How they scored:
Hornets 123 – Rozier 29, Graham 27, Washington 19, Bridges 11, Biyombo 11, Zeller 10, Williams 7, Bacon 6, Monk 3
Mavericks 120 – Doncic 39, Kleber 24, Finney-Smith, Curry 12, Powell 11, Barea 11, Jackson 6, Brunson 2
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
MEM 140 – 114 LAC
TOR 121 – 102 BKN
UTAH 109 – 96 ORL
OKC 121 – 106 CLE
IND 111 – 116 ATL
BOS 111 – 104 CHI
DEN 114 – 128 WSH
DET 111 – 104 GSW
SAS 118 – 127 MIL
NOP 117 – 115 SAC
GAMES TODAY, JANUARY 6, 2020 CT
NYK @ LAC 4:30 AM CT
POR @ MIA 7:00 AM CT
MIN @ CLE 8:30 AM CT
MEM @ PHX 9:00 AM CT
DET @ LAL 11:00 AM CT
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