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Charlotte Hornets Overcome Huge Deficit to Defeat Washington Wizards in NBA Match

LaMelo Ball is scoring more, having 34 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 117-114 in the NBA on Wednesday night. Miles Bridges had a season-high 33 points and 11 rebounds, and Mark Williams added 11 points and 14 rebounds for Charlotte. Ball had 12 points, seven assists and four rebounds in the fourth quarter, and Bridges scored a step-back 3 with 47 seconds left to put Charlotte ahead for good. Said Ball: “I think things (on offense) are starting to run through me more now. So it’s on me.”.Kyle Kuzma had 28 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and Jordan Poole added 24 points for the Wizards (2-12), who went cold early in the fourth quarter. The Wizards led 56-49 at halftime after Corey Kispert hit a shot from just inside the halfcourt line to beat the buzzer. The Wizards opened the second half on an 8-0 run and went ahead 81-62 late in the third quarter behind Kuzma. It was Bridges’ fourth game back after sitting out all of last season and serving a 10-game suspension this year for his role in a domestic violence case in 2022. The Hornets played without P.J. Washington, a late scratch because of a foot strain.