Hornets rally to beat Pacers 123-122
By: Mike Stiles -
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Domantas Sabonis in action against Charlotte (photo courtesy of Indy Star)
(CHARLOTTE) – LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night. Indiana led 122-121 on Torrey Craig's foul shots with 12.7 left. P.J. Washington made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left before Domantas Sabonis missed from 11 feet to seal the Hornets' win. Gordon Hayward scored 27 for Charlotte, which got 14 each from newcomers Kelly Oubre Jr. and Ish Smith. The Hornets played without last year's leading scorer Terry Rozier due to a sprained ankle. Sabonis scored 33 points with 15 rebounds, Malcolm Brogdon had 28, and Chris Duarte chipped in with 27 for Indiana, which had a 21-point lead early in the second half.