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Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets 2/23/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets solidified their spot at six in the East with a hard fought win over the Charlotte Hornets. On his 23rd birthday, D’Angelo Russell was the hero as he scored 14 points in the final period to help drag the Nets to the win. Here’s how the rest of the game unfolded.

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1st Quarter:

  • Harris goes bang from three for the first points of the night
  • Smooth lefty finish for Jarrett Allen around the basket
  • Rainbow three for D’Lo
  • Make that two treys for Harris
  • Russell draws the contact on the jumper, sensational finish
  • Sleek passing leading to the Allen dunk
  • Graham notches his first points of the night
  • Kurucs is inserted after a DNP against Portland
  • Confident Crabbe is the best
  • Rodions nails the slam off a feed from Napier
  • Nets on a 14-2 run
  • Wonderful offensive rebound from Ed Davis off the Napier miss
  • Carroll hits the above the break three
  • Kurucs finds great positioning to get the layup off the inbounds pass
  • Davis putback slam!
  • Davis has 4 rebounds on 4 minutes
  • Nets lead 34-20 at the end of one

2nd Quarter:

  • Shabazz hits the three
  • Russell hitting the mid range jumper is always pretty
  • Sensational passing leading to the easy lay in for Allen
  • More mid range money for Russell
  • D’Lo hits the above the break three
  • Great sight seeing LeVert hit the three
  • DeMarr3 Carroll gives the Nets a 15 point buffer
  • Caris hits his second three, this time on the pullup
  • A block by Allen on the Walker layup finishes the half
  • Nets hold a 63-50 lead at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Allen rejects Zeller to kick off the third
  • Graham hits the first three of the second half
  • Harris backs it up with one of his own
  • Another block on Kemba by Allen
  • Graham muscles his way into the lane
  • Timely three from Russell
  • Tough floater made by D’Lo
  • Follows it up with a stepback three
  • Absolute money from the mid range  for Russell despite the contest
  • Oh yeah, that’s a block by D’Lo
  • Shabazz gets the switch he wants and nails the two
  • Rainbow three from Napier
  • Charlotte’s 10-0 run cuts the margin to 6
  • Nets lead is cut to 6 at the end of the third

4th Quarter:

  • Good penetration by Napier leads to an easy floater
  • Davis hits a layup off the Russell assist
  • Hornets cut the deficit to 2
  • 24-4 run gives them the lead
  • Much needed bucket by Harris on the drive
  • Big time board by Allen getting the putback
  • Bank shot by D’Lo
  • Backs it up with the floater
  • Then a clutchhhhhh three
  • Nets down by 1
  • Off balance two on the driving jumper by Russell
  • Russell is a bad man
  • Nets close it out back off some heroics from D’Angelo Russell, 117-115