National Basketball Association
Charlotte 113, Brooklyn 108
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
#6 Tony Brown, #40 Leon Wood, #34 Kevin Cutler
Devonte' Graham scored 27 of his career-high 40 points after halftime as the Charlotte Hornets overcame a 20-point deficit and recorded a 113-108 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in New York.
Graham scored five of Charlotte's final seven points, hitting a long jumper over Garrett Temple with 51.5 seconds left to snap a 106-106 tie and then connecting on a top-of-the-key 3-pointer over Joe Harris with 22.7 seconds left to put Charlotte up 111-106.
Graham shot 12 of 21 from the field and hit 7 of 12 3-point attempts. He became the first Hornet other than Kemba Walker to get a 40-point game since Al Jefferson on Jan. 31, 2014, against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Graham's big night helped the Hornets rally from a 20-point hole early in the second and a 17-point deficit with 5:58 remaining in the third quarter. He scored 23 points in the final 17:58 as Charlotte outscored the Nets 53-31 the margin the rest of way.
Miles Bridges added 14 points for Charlotte, which shot 40.9 percent overall and made 15 of 35 3-point tries. Terry Rozier and rookie P.J. Washington added 13 points apiece for Charlotte.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points for the Nets, who fell to 9-4 without Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement). Jarrett Allen added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, which shot 43.2 percent and missed 28 of 38 3-point attempts.
Two free throws by Allen gave the Nets a 77-60 lead with 5:58 left in the third, but Charlotte outscored the Nets with 24-9 the rest of the quarter to cut the deficit to 86-84 entering the fourth.
Graham's fifth 3-pointer, with 6:53 remaining, put Charlotte up 93-91, its first lead since the opening minutes of the game . Dinwiddie answered with a 3-pointer 19 seconds later for a 94-93 Brooklyn lead, and his three-point play forged a 99-99 deadlock with 4:46 remaining.
The Hornets held a 102-99 lead with 4:13 left after Graham's sixth 3-pointer and led 104-101 when Rozier hit a layup with 2:41 remaining. Two free throws by Graham with 2:06 left made it 106-101, but the Nets forged a 106-106 deadlock on Dinwiddie's layup with 1:10 to go before Graham clinched it for Charlotte.
The Nets saw their three-game winning streak end while the Hornets earned a second consecutive victory.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Devonte' Graham 40
Spencer Dinwiddie 24
Devonte' Graham 5
Spencer Dinwiddie 6
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 7
DeAndre Jordan 14
Devonte' Graham 9
||Free Throws Made
Jarrett Allen 7
Miles Bridges 1
Spencer Dinwiddie 1
Bismack Biyombo 1
Jarrett Allen 1
Team Stats Summary
Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Nets have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .636 after a loss.
Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .353 after a loss.