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Scary Terry! Rozier Propels Charlotte Past Golden State

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Terry Rozier carried the load for the Charlotte Hornets for a come-from-behind 102-100 stunner over Golden State Warriors in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Down 81-91 late in the fourth quarter, Rozier ignited a huge Hornets uprising with a two-pointer and a triple to come to within 92-94 following a triple by Gordon Hayward.

The Warriors widened the edge to 97-92 following free throws by Eric Paschall and Brad Wanamaker but back-to-back triples by Rozier pulled the Hornets to within 98-100.

GSW’s Draymond Green was then slapped with two technical fouls that led to game-tying free throws by Rozier before he drained a buzzer-beater to complete Charlotte’s come-from-behind win.

Rozier finished the match with 36 points, including eight three-point baskets, while PJ Washington and Gordon Hayward chipped in 15 and 13 markers, respectively, as the Hornets improved to 14-15.

Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way with 25 points, while Andrew Wiggins and Paschall added 19 and 16 markers, respectively, for the 16-15 Warriors, which played minus Stephen Curry due to illness.

BOX SCORE:

CHARLOTTE 102 — Rozier 36, Washington 15, Hayward 13, Bridges 10, McDaniels 9, Ball 7, Monk 7, Zeller 5, Biyombo 0.

GOLDEN STATE 100 — Oubre 25, Wiggins 19, Paschall 16, Lee 14, Wanamaker 14, Green 5, Toscano-Anderson 3, Mulder 2, Bazemore 2.

Quarterscores: 24-15, 45-47, 69-69, 102-100.