The Charlotte Hornets faced their greatest challenge on Sunday and did their best.The Hornets, who aligned the unbeaten nets on the second night of a duel, controlled much of the second half and scored their first win of the year with a 106-104 win

Gordon Hayward was the main weapon for the Hornets offensively on the night, scoring 28 points including a barrage at the start of the fourth to give Charlotte a 16-point lead. Brooklyn returned thanks to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot , who knocked down three long shots in the last frame, returned to play

Charlotte played enough games to hold onto victory with a three-pointer from Devonte ’Graham and free throws from Rozier

Hayward was the brightest spot for the Hornets on Sunday The All-Star striker scored the first six and nine of the first twelve points for Charlotte in the fourth quarter, building a double-digit lead with his corner kick with three pointers at the start of the frame put Brooklyn in the lead 94-81, the biggest of the night overall, remaining a reassuring presence for the offense, never rattling and never accelerating.Efficient as always, going 12 of 20 off the field and 2 of 3 out of range he flirted even with a triple-double with seven assists and six rebounds Honorable Mentions: PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombos Efforts, Terry Rozier’s Dunk, Restful Battle

Honestly, it’s tough to get a negative on a win like this, but in some ways poor shooting from the nets saved the hornets from open glances. Brooklyn shot 17-of-47 from a distance with a series of missed shots Candid Glances It’s a minor thing for sure, but it’s also the kind of thing that keeps teams from jumping to the next level

After much of the LaMelo Ball discourse was in his minutes after his second game, Ball hit a season high of 20 minutes He wasn’t as explosive or aggressive as he was in Saturday’s loss to Donner, but he was still productive, continuing to knock down three pointers and going 2-3 from behind for his only two field goals in a total of six attempts in addition to his six points added Add five rebounds, five assists and a steal to the ball

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In the second night of a duel, the winless Hornets caused an unlikely surprise for the unbeaten nets behind Gordon Hayward on Sunday

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The biggest story to emerge from the Jets-Browns matchup is obviously that New York is putting together their first winning streak of the season and upset Cleveland at 23:16.But among the upsets was Frank Gore, who was his future career in the Hall of Fame added another milestone

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