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mark williams is a Charlotte hero
At least Lamelo got it going tonight. Lets hope that sparks the rest of his season. Hayward obviously had dead legs second half and KILLED us
Chances of me winning the lottery > chance the Hornets can get the ball inbounds and get a good shot after a timeout at the end of games.
My overriding take from the game, I loved the moment when LaMelo hit his forst 3 and you could just tell he felt it … from then on, he was a joy to watch. Something clicked, and we all hope it signals a return to true LaMelo.
Speaking of true, whenever I see a double-double, or tripple-double, I always take the turnovers away from the assists to see if it was a ‘true’ statline. Nice to see LaMelo still qualified.
Once again, horrible numbers from 3, and also exceptionally poor from the freethrow line, this game at least.
Yep, you could say Indy was won at the FT line but Dal was definitely lost there.
But while many of our wounds were self inflicted, like shooting 57% from the line, or not being able to simply inbound the ball, there were several pivotal calls that also impacted this game. I hate to be that guy that gripes about the refs, but we had a chance in this one and we certainly didn’t get any help from this crew.
With how we lost this game, it should be easy to correct. But… Hornets law says we will not ever correct these obvious things.
Anyway, I’m all in again next game…. if Bally Sports lets me watch it.
I think we all were able to have the vision for the first time this year, we can see it now.
That was Superstar Melo. That was max worthy play. The ability to take over a game and be unstoppable for possession after possession. The “I have the ball, I’m gonna get the shot I want, you can’t guard me” feel.
Kitch, you said it, the moment he hit that 3 in the 4th, a new vibe took over. There was this extra burst of energy, a literal pep in his step, an extra gear. His movement was not of overthinking or worry, it was freedom and creativity and full of confidence.
He wasn’t settling for just 3’s, although when you’re on fire like that, he should’ve actually taken all the 3’s. But he was driving with a purpose, knowing he would get to the basket and able to finish.
I wonder if going against Luka kinda upped his game a little, knowing it was gonna be mano a mano to close the game. The biggest difference though was Luka’s role players hit all their open 3s. Our guys… Gordon bricked all his wide open 3s he was set up with, maybe PJ hit 1 out of several. Those go in, we win the game.
The other thing I liked was Melo starting the game with a controlled pace, looking to set up his teammates and not forcing anything. I think Kobe or Lebron said that was their approach, let your teammates shine in the beginning, to get their confidence up, and then at the end, thats when you takeover at the end of the game.
Not a big fan of moral victories, but if they were able to uncover the blueprint for getting our #1 guy going, then I’ll take it.
Oh, and I’m keeping a watchful eye on Bill Kennedy now. Something more fishy is going on than I ever noticed before. The non and-1 for Mark, when he was literally pushed once he was in the air was very suspect. But that goaltend not being overturned, after reviewing 10 minutes of slow mo video with proof, along with his actions in the Detroit game - this doesn’t look like coincidental shittiness.
I did not get how that wasn’t an and 1 at all. He was still in the air getting hit when he shot the shot. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an obvious and 1 before. Make it make sense.
Even if his argument was that the foul occurred on the initial shot and the re-gather was a second shot attempt after the play was over, he should’ve at least been at the line for 2. I don’t even agree with that though because all of that happened while Mark was still in the air so it should’ve been continuation, especially given the continuation Hardy was granted later where he literally took two steps after the contact occurred. But to say he wasn’t even in the act of shooting at all, that’s inexcusable,
Kennedy should be fined and suspended for making a call like that. At a minimum we should be able to petition the league to ensure he doesn’t do any more of our games. This is one of the biggest reasons why I don’t think it’s fair that players and coaches aren’t allowed to comment on officiating or that refs don’t have to address the media after games. He should have to stand there post game and give an account to the media like the players and coaches do and explain why he made that call.
Have only watched the first half, but will watch the 4th Q later. I’m very happy the team has stepped up the defensive intensity. The open 3’s problem from 2 games back seems to have been greatly checked.
I’m so sorry but when Terry got hurt…no disrespect; he’s a dawg, but I swear the Team (with a capital T) plays better without him. I was looking forward to this game more than normal, just turned out couldn’t stay awake for all of it lol.
Wondered how long it would take before we saw the first “we’re actually better without Terry” post. No we’re not. We desperately missed his 4th quarter shot making last night. That’s where he shines most and we maybe pull that one out if he plays.
Edit:if you’d watched the 2nd half you’d see what I mean.
RE: Mark’s foul. The foul has to be in a continuous shot motion, so it wouldn’t be an and 1. What was the called result? Ball out of bounds?
They called side out.
Most egregious was not overturning the goaltend call on a clean Richards block after review. It was very fishy
Yeah, engagement is the name of the game. It’s hard to stay locked in if you’re mostly standing around watching. The more involved you are, the more intense you’re going to play on both sides of the ball.
That’s why the Terry question is interesting. He obviously brings great things to the team. But if he goes in hero mode too early, I think it can have an adverse effect on our general flow.
That’s the big challenge for Ball: blend his natural instincts and joyful approach with a more disciplined approach of getting everyone involved. And do it without getting into your head too much. It has to become natural. But last night was definitely a model for what that might look like.
But this one was on an alley oop though. Mark caught it in the air and then was pushed. I always assumed once you catch an alley, it’s all considered part of your shot. Don’t know how you’re supposed to determine the precise moment after it hits your hand that it is then converts into a shot.
But besides that, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone fouled on an alleyoop not to be considered a shooting foul. But I also once thought that when someone steps on the 3 point line, then you shouldn’t get 3 points for it (and also thought you could review it inside 2 minutes), but the Hornets are first for a lot of things that go wrong. According to Rule 2.6b(h2)
Rewatching the game this morning, when we got screwed on the goaltending call the game immediately flipped for Dallas. We started getting a lot more foul calls also. It was very strange to say the least.
I tried to be nice, but eff that. We are better without Terry. I’m out.