Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets 11-04-16 Notes & Observations
When the Charlotte Hornets came to town for Friday’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, people were expecting the Nets to get blown out in similar fashion to when Chicago came to town. Instead of getting run out of the gym, Brooklyn managed to lead most of the game before Charlotte eventually climbed back into it and eventually won the game 99-95.
Short handed without the likes of Jeremy Lin, Greivis Vasquez, and Randy Foye; the Nets relied on strong performances from Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to keep them in the game against the 4-1 Hornets. Thanks to 30 points from Kemba Walker and another consistent performance from Nicholas Batum, Charlotte has gotten off to one of it’s best starts in recent memory despite losing Lin, Al Harrington, and Courtney Lee in free agency.