Charlotte (19-19) lost to Phoenix with a season-high 34 points on Sunday, led by Gordon Hayward with 27 points. Terry Rozier scored 25 points, Miles Bridges scored 23 points and a season-high 14 rebounds.
This Hornets With 1:53 remaining in the game, Rozier’s layup led by 113-111.
Kuzma made a three-pointer with 1:10 left to give Washington a 114-113 lead.Bill made two free throws with 39 seconds left in the game Wizards Rose 116-113. Bill and Kuzma each made two free throws to seal the victory.
Bill started as a point guard again because the other four are in the NBA’s health and safety protocol. He had 8 assists and 7 rebounds.
Hornets: C Vernon Carey Jr., F Scottie Lewis, and F PJ Washington are all in the health and safety agreement. … Coach James Borrego was assessed as a technician in the first quarter. …Rozier scored 13 points in the final 2:41.
Wizards: F Davis Bertans returns after missing two games due to non-COVID disease. He scored 14 points. …… G Tremont Waters signed a 10-day contract on January 1st and is currently in a health and safety agreement. … C Thomas Bryant did not participate in the competition this season after undergoing knee surgery a year ago. Neither he nor G Raul Neto followed the health and safety regulations. Coach Wes Unseld Jr. hopes Neto can play on Wednesday. … Unseld said that F Rui Hachimura, who has not participated in the competition this season but will return before entering the health and safety agreement, will not be affected too much by his mandatory absence. “I don’t think it will be extended,” Unseld said.
Hornets: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.
Wizards: Host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
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