LaMale Ball and a third-quarter 24-0 run by Charlotte Hornets took care of business against the Indiana Pacers. Ball hoarded 31 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds to propel Charlotte. For the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis banged home 33 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 assists but couldn’t get his team home.
Number 13 pick, Chris Duarte put on a show in his first Regular Season game and snuck in 27 points while Malcolm Brogdon stamped 28 points. Meanwhile, for the Hornets, veteran Gordon Hayward scooped up 27 points. Hornets did a great job at controlling the ball and only committed 8 turnovers throughout the game, while Pacers squandered the ball 16 times.