Charlotte Hornets Rumors
Rick Bonnell: Jeremy Lamb swishes off the glass from beyond mid-court, at the buzzer, to beat the Raptors in Toronto. As Lamb said, “That was crazy.”
Kyrie Irving appeared to question Brad Stevens’ coaching strategy after Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter to rally Charlotte to a 124-117 victory over the Celtics. The Hornets closed Saturday night’s home game on a 30-5 run that included all 18 of Walker’s fourth-quarter points. The Hornets trailed 112-94 with 8 minutes, 22 seconds remaining.
Asked afterward how hard it is to stop Walker when he’s playing so well, Irving said, “It’s one-on-one, pride.” “Down the stretch, try to come in and help as much as possible. We should have probably trapped him a little bit more, like every team does in the league,” Irving said. “But we didn’t. Torches us every time we play him. So it’s no surprise.”