Warriors Nail 21 Three-Pointers In Rout Of Hornets, 137-90
The Charlotte Hornets are two-and-a-half-games behind the Miami Heat for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as they meet the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Sunday night.
Golden State defeated the Hornets earlier this season at Spectrum Center, 121-110. Cody Zeller had a career night, scoring 28 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Last season, Charlotte traveled to Oracle Arena and defeated the Warriors, 111-100. Charlotte scored 32 points off of Golden State's turnovers.
• Who: Golden State (51-24) Charlotte (35-40)
• When: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
• Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
• TV: Fox Sports Southeast
• Radio: WFNZ – 102.5 FM | 610 AM
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1st QT - Willy Hernangomez scored 12 points off of the bench but the Hornets couldn't get anything going from three-point range. Kemba Walker and Miles Bridges combined for 11 points. The Hornets beat the Warriors at ORACLE Arena last season. They used a big game from Dwight Howard and 23 points from Kemba Walker. (35-27 GSW)
2nd QT - DeMarcus Cousins was ejected at the 6:09 for a flagnant foul 2 on Willy Hernangomez. The Hornets have hit 3 3-pt's in this quarter but the big story, for Charlotte, is Hernangomez who has 18 points off of the bench. (61-46 GSW)
3rd QT - The Warriors opened this quarter on a 16-6 run, at one point, going up by as many as 30 points. Klay Thompson and Steph Curry are leading the way for Golden State. Kemba Walker is having a tough night for the Hornets, shooting 4-14 from the field. (95-57 GSW)
4th QT - The Warriors nailed 21 three-pointers tonight and pulled down 22 more rebounds than the Hornets, en route to a 47 point win over Charlotte. Kemba Walker struggled tonight, shooting just 4-14. Willy Hernanagomez scored 22 points to lead Charlotte's attack. The Hornets surrendered at least 30 points in every quarter. Golden State paid tribute to rapper Nipsey Russell who was shot to death in his native Los Angeles, California. The Hornets play the Jazz tomorrow in Utah.
FINAL SCORE: 137-90