Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Charlotte Hornets (15-14) play against the Dallas Mavericks (13-13) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Monday December 13, 2021

Charlotte Hornets 96, Dallas Mavericks 120 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
1/3rd of the way, how’s this for a “if the NBA season ended today” list…
* The Hawks, Knicks and Pacers would all miss the play-in.
* The Cavs and Grizzlies would host the first round as 4-seeds.
* Top 3-pt shooters: Cody Martin, Harris, Conley, Valanciunas, Grant Williams – 2:05 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Mon
Scottie Barnes, 16 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 5 blk
Charles Bassey, 13 pts, 10 reb, 4 blk
Alperen Sengun, 11 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Evan Mobley, 9 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl
James Bouknight, 13 pts, 6 reb
Davion Mitchell, 8 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast – 12:53 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks, with Kristaps Porzingis going to work on the second night of a back-to-back, dominate Charlotte to get back above .500.
mavs.com/mavs-jump-on-h…12:28 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs win both games of a back to back set for the first time this season and win em big. Last night by 19 in OKC & tonight 120-96 vs Charlotte. Mavs made a season high 19 3pters tonight. They got 24 pts, 13 rebs and 5 blks from Kristaps Porzingis & a season hi 22 from Trey Burke – 12:21 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
I’m not sure what I liked more, the 70 pt 1st half explosion or the holding the opp to <40% shooting for the 2nd straight game. One thing to do it to OKC, totally another to do it it CHA, even with LaMelo not orchestrating their offense. #Averygoodnight12:17 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis on the block of Miles: “For a half-second I was in the air and I was like, ‘This could go really bad.’ But I was like, ‘I’m already there.’ I kind of saw that I didn’t jump late. If I jumped late, it would have been probably the dunk of the year.” – 11:54 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“I don’t know who is going to be back next game, but it’s going to be a new rotation… We’re just going to have to fight our way through this one. It’s going to take a second to reset and find a rhythm here with different lineups.” – James Borrego
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA11:53 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
About his block against Bridges, Porzingis says if he hadn’t timed his jump so well “it probably would have been the dunk of the year.” – 11:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis apologized for being late to interview, saying he was getting in “a lift” and didn’t realize he needed to talk to us. Can you tell? pic.twitter.com/jg7kmUxIEj11:36 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets have wins against the Hawks, (Eastern Conference finalists last season,) the Nets, (Eastern Conference front-runners,) the Bulls and Hornets and played the Bucks tough. They might need to get themselves back in the Eastern Conference. – 11:34 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Trey Burke came off the bench and scored a season-high 22 points on 9-14 shooting to go with a season-high 6 assists.
His previous high on the season was 14 points vs. WAS (11/27/21), and the 22 points are his most in a game since he scored 22 at IND last season on 1/20/21. pic.twitter.com/1hdhAJdXq311:26 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd on Luka Doncic’s status vs. Lakers on Wednesday: “We’ll give you an update at game time.” – 11:21 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Kristaps Porzingis had only the fourth game in franchise history by a player with 24+ points, 13+ rebounds and 5+ blocks:
*Porzingis, 12/13/21 vs. CHA (24p-13r-5b)
Porzingis, 2/8/21 vs. MIN (27p-13r-5b)
Porzingis, 3/1/20 at MIN (38p-13r-5b)
Nowitzki, 3/3/01 vs. HOU (26p-13r-5b) pic.twitter.com/Fl7HTsER9N11:20 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Fast start, elite shooting help Mavs snap home losing streak in 120-96 throttling of the Hornets dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:15 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Kelly: 20 PTS, 4 AST
Terry: 20 PTS, 4 REB
Gordon: 17 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
Bouk: 13 PTS, 6 REB
PJ: 11 PTS, 4 REB
#AllFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/3NNrqDtavx10:51 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks put a hurtin’ on Charlotte Monday night. Here’s our quick wrapup.
mavs.com/mavs-jump-on-h…10:49 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Mavs 120, #Hornets 96
Terry Rozier 20 pts
Kelly Oubre 20 pts
Up next: at San Antonio on Wednesday – 10:46 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Statisticians have taken away one of Porzingis’ blocks. So officially he has 5. – 10:37 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets pick up a tech for having six men on the court. – 10:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Fans were chanting “We want Boban!” and Luka Doncic seemed to be egging them on. – 10:33 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
With 6 blocks, Porzingis is one shy of his career high, but it looks like he’s probably done for the night. His two 7-block games occurred as a Knick — and his only previous 6-block game also occurred as a Knick.
Which of course means it’s his career high as a Maverick. – 10:28 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣🟣🟣⚪️
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/oN9JR1lDxT10:18 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
End of 3rd Q: Mavs 91, #Hornets 69 – 10:14 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Lot of frustration fouls by the #Hornets tonight. They are reaching in too much because they feel they are not getting the calls on the other side of the floor. – 10:05 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Much better energy, much better effort defensively for the #Hornets to start the second half. They’ve cut the Mavs lead to 74-57. – 10:00 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Hornets on a 15-4 blitz going back to the end of the second quarter. Mavericks’ lead is down to 74-55. – 9:59 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Look at Josh fly 🤩
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/3j1JGRzs829:58 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
PJ Washington starting the second half. As is Kelly Oubre. – 9:54 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis just joined Clint Capela and Anthony Davis as the league’s only players since Porzingis’ rookie season in 2015-16 to post at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in the opening half of any game.
More NBA: marcstein.Substack.com9:53 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Since Kristaps Porzingis entered the league in 2015-16, there have only been two first halves before his performance tonight where a player had 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 3+ blocks.
*K. Porzingis, 12/13/21 vs. CHA
Clint Capela, 11/23/18 at DET
Anthony Davis, 12/25/15 at MIA. pic.twitter.com/hiDdeXVT2H9:49 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Not sure there could be a more perfect half for the Mavs as they lead CHA 70-43. Shoot 56.8%. Hit 12 of 19 from 3. Porzingis with a half he’s never had 22 pts 12 rebs and 3 blks. Oh, and they held CHA to 32.8% FG. A great 24. Now to play the full 48. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas9:48 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Kristaps Porzingis finished the first half with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.
This was the first half in his career where Porzingis has scored over 20 points and grabbed over 10 rebounds.
His only other half with 20p-10r was 4/11/21 at SAS, when he had exactly 20p-10r. pic.twitter.com/CAEENpQc6K9:41 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Immaculate half.
#Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/PWTrLHdICY9:41 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣🟣⚪️⚪️
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/mExxieEdbU9:40 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Luka-less Mavs up 27 on the Hornets at halftime … Lakers will see them Wednesday. – 9:37 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Halftime: Dallas 70, Charlotte 43. Dallas is shooting 56.8% from the field and 63.2% (12-of-19) on 3-pointers. – 9:37 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Kristaps Porzingis just had his most dominant half of the season: 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. Highlight was a monster block when Miles Bridges tried to put him on a poster. – 9:37 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kristaps Porzingis with 22 points, 12 rebounds before halftime. Mavericks are rolling, up 70-43 at the break. – 9:37 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Halftime: Mavs 70, #Hornets 43 – 9:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks for Porzingis. – 9:35 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Four fouls on PJ Washington with 3:08 remaining in the first half. – 9:33 PM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
The Cavaliers are 5 games over .500 without LeBron James on the team for the first time since December 2000.
They were 15-10 entering their game against the Hornets on December 26, 2000. – 9:29 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
The ref DID NOT understand the assignment 🙂 pic.twitter.com/AUAkWVE24U9:28 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
That was Porzingis’ third block, but seems like he’s had more. – 9:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
On Sunday, I predicted Suns 3-1 in next 4: at #Clippers at #Blazers vs. #Wizards vs. #Hornets.
Devin Booker (hamstring) was already OUT.
Monty Williams said Deandre Ayton (non-COVID illness) and Jalen Smith (non-COVID illness) OUT tonight.
3-1 sticks? https://t.co/etsoGByMW7 pic.twitter.com/cwWbTwhXos9:27 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Welcome to the Burke roller rink 🛼 pic.twitter.com/jkKRVJgahj9:22 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Rough sequence. Miles Bridges gets blocked by Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. swishes a 3-pointer on the next possession. Miles came up gimpy on his left foot and is trying to walk it off. – 9:21 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Bridges is hurt, limped off the court even before the timeout was called.
Dallas 55, Charlotte 27. – 9:20 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Vibe check, how are we feeling?
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/s5ya5mlTIM9:19 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Give the Mavericks credit. When they get it rolling on offense, they don’t mess around. They are up 52-27 midway through the second quarter. – 9:19 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
No, really, I think these teams switched uniforms. Charlotte came into the game shooting an NBA-best 38.4% on 3-pointers, but it’s the Mavs who are 9-of-12 while Charlotte is 3-of-14. – 9:17 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We’re cooking ♨️♨️♨️
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/RRzoCJFlfP9:12 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Burke has 12 and Hardaway has 6 off the bench. – 9:11 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets trail 42-22 and James Borrego calls a timeout. Mavs are getting any shot they want. – 9:11 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣⚪️⚪️⚪️
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/NVMcB7Jfmf9:09 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
It may not have been a perfect first quarter for the Mavericks, but it wasn’t far from it. They are up 37-20 after KP posts 14 points and Trey Burke has 10 off the bench in just 3:42 of playing time. – 9:07 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Who are these Mavericks? Whichever team this is, it leads Charlotte 37-20 after one quarter and is shooting 13-of-19 (68%) from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point distance.
Will the real Mavericks stand up? Or is this them? – 9:07 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
WHAT. A. QUARTER.
#MFFL9:07 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
End of first Q: Mavs 37, #Hornets 20 – 9:06 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Terry Rozier’s 3-pointer with 56 seconds left in the first quarter is the first field goal by a #Hornets starter. – 9:06 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Pickin’ up right where he left off 👌
@James Bouknight | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/WatTJB2Kv09:05 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets starters are 0 for 10. Not hard to see why they trail 24-13. – 9:01 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kristaps Porzingis (14) and Jalen Brunson (7) have all of the Mavericks’ points as they lead 21-13. – 9:00 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
14 points and 3 rebounds for Porzingis — and a block. – 8:58 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Bouknight checking in for Terry Rozier after he picks up 2 quick fouls. – 8:47 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Rough start for he #Hornets. They’ve missed their first 7 shots and trail 10-0. – 8:45 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Charlotte has missed its first six shots. Mavericks are up 10-0 after Brunson 3-point play. – 8:45 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
First player off the bench tonight: PJ Washington. – 8:44 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks are now shooting 9-19 from 3 (47.4%) with 2:44 left in the first half, leading Houston 65-49.
Overall, Hawks entered the night No. 2 in 3-point percentage this season (38.3%), behind only Charlotte (38.4%). – 8:34 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Let’s play ball, y’all! 🤠
📍 – Dallas, TX
🆚 – @Dallas Mavericks
⏰ – 8:30PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/kRSHkGG2PK8:30 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs DAL
PJ Washington is available to play.
LaMelo Ball (Health and Safety Protocols) is out.
Ish Smith (Health and Safety Protocols) is out.
Jalen McDaniels (Not With Team) is out.
Mason Plumlee (Not With Team) is out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/mUSng0fOmX8:18 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets starters:
Terry Rozier
Cody Martin
Gordon Hayward
Miles Bridges
Nick Richards
PJ Washington is available. – 8:05 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Porzingis, Powell, Bullock, Brunson
CHA starters: Hayward, Bridges, Richards, Rozier, Martin
7:40 tip @theeagledallas8:05 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington (illness, non-COVID) has been upgraded from probable and will be available to play tonight against Dallas #AllFly8:03 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/PoFEH9Akr58:01 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Lookin’ a little extra scary tonight 😏
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/Y5miyxv8Oy8:00 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis downs some potassium and politely looks for a place to dispose of the peel before warming up. pic.twitter.com/tR6v7jUeEL7:22 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego said he isn’t ready to reveal his starting lineup yet. Said he has to check on a few things including how PJ Washington looks and feels pregame. – 7:21 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
He’s back: Terry Rozier explains to @theobserver what this last week has been like, what kind of symptoms he had, why he thinks the time off was beneficial and his thoughts on James Bouknight’s play while he’s been out.
charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlot…4:56 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Great to have you back @Terry Rozier!
Back at it tonight! 👊
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/i4i8AtjOzO3:39 PM

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