If the Toronto Raptors (56-24) are Superman, Jeremy Lamb is certainly their Kryptonite. For the second time this season, Lamb's last second shot lifted the hornets to a win over the Raptors. This time, however, instead of a heave from mid-court it was from a well orchestrated dish from Kemba Walker (29 PTS, 11/18 FG, 8 AST) to lift the Charlotte Hornets (37-42) to a 113-111 victory. Lamb finished with 22 points alongside Frank Kaminski.
The keys to the game for the Hornets coming into tonight's contest were to accomplish a high shooting percentage, establish a high scoring effort from the bench and play with a sense of urgency. Charlotte accomplished all of that as their bench outscored the Raptors' 59 to 38. and capped the night with a shot of edge-of-your-seat excitement for the home town fans.
"I just try to put my confidence in my hard work ." Lamb said.
Kawhi Leonard (29 PTS, 12/18), Serge Ibaka (21 PTS, 10/15) and Kyle Lowry (16 PTS, 11 AST) all finished in double figures for the Raptors. But Leonard missed a jumper near the end of regulation that proved to be key in the Raptors fall on Friday night.
The Hornets, now only 2 games out of the eighth playoff spot, turn their attention to the Detroit Pistons as they look to keep their playoff possibilities in tact.
Who: Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, Michigan