NBA: Nets run away from Hornets in second half


Posted at Dec 07 2019 12:41 PM

Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington (25) drives in as he is defended by Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of their match at the Spectrum Center. Sam Sharpe, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

Joe Harris pumped in 22 points, and the Brooklyn Nets produced a couple of significant second-half scoring surges to defeat the host Charlotte Hornets 111-104 on Friday night.

Harris, a former Virginia standout, shot 8-for-13 from the field, making six 3-pointers.

Taurean Prince tacked on 16 points, while centers Deandre Jordan and Jarrett Allen posted 16 and 14 points, respectively, for the Nets. David Nwaba and Spencer Dinwiddie provided 13 points apiece for Brooklyn, which has won five of its past six road games.

Jordan grabbed 13 rebounds and Allen pulled in 10 boards as Brooklyn held a 49-34 rebounding edge. Dinwiddie contributed a game-high 12 assists.

Hornets guard Devonte' Graham scored 29 points, hitting six 3-pointers one game after he tied a franchise record with 10 treys.

Terry Rozier's 24 points, Cody Zeller's 17 points and P.J. Washington's 14 points helped the Hornets stay within striking distance.

Charlotte has lost twice in the first three games of a five-game homestand.

Prince's 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run as the Nets built a 72-64 lead midway through the third quarter, and the lead soon grew to 9 points.

Charlotte responded to tie the game at 84-84 before a 14-0 spurt for the Nets that extended into the fourth quarter.

Graham departed with a left shoulder contusion in the first half, logging 12 and a half minutes before halftime. In the third quarter, Graham drained two 3-pointers in a 37-second span when it appeared the Nets might be ready to pull away.

Earlier, the Nets made 10 of their first 20 attempts from 3-point range.

The Hornets hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter, though Graham, who matched the franchise record for long-distance hoops Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors, didn't have one of them.

Charlotte led 57-55 at halftime, aided by 12 Brooklyn turnovers. The Nets had only six turnovers in the second half.

--Field Level Media