Hornets pull away, beat Nets for first 3-0 start in franchise history
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 6:53 PM EDT
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (AP) - Miles Bridges had 32 points and nine rebounds, Ish Smith added 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets improved to 3-0 for the first time by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-95.
LaMelo Ball had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Hornets, but it was their backups who led them in a dominant final quarter.
Cody Martin had eight of his 12 in the final 12 minutes. Before that, it was another night for Bridges, who had his second 30-point outing in the first three games and finished one point shy of his career high.
Charlotte has quick turnaround and will face the Boston Celtics at home Monday night.
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