Saturday night’s Warriors-Hornets game was wild. Golden State had been up for the entire fourth quarter but everything turned on its head in the last 10 seconds as a crazy turn of events got Charlotte the win.
It all started with a jump ball with 13.3 seconds left, Hornets down 100-98. Charlotte’s Gordon Hayward got the ball and were given the timeout as he and Draymond Green were on the floor with their hands on the ball. Green felt it should’ve been another jump ball and due to his reaction to that call, he was given his second technical foul of the night and was ejected. Even if it was a bad call, Green was a bit foolish to put himself in the position to get a technical because Charlotte was only down two. With his technical, Charlotte could potentially tie and have possession for the last shot.
Sure enough, Terry Rozier hit both free throws and with a chance to win, Rozier made the Warriors pay for giving the Hornets the chance to win in regulation.
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Obviously, the focus will be on Green’s technical but Rozier should really be recognized for putting the Hornets on his back at the end of the game. Rozier scored Charlotte’s final 10 points en route to victory.
The Warriors had a chance to get a big win after traveling cross country and doing it without Steph Curry who wasn’t feeling well. It wasn’t the Warriors losing that’ll hurt them, it’s how they lost. We’ll see if they can put this behind them as they face the Knicks on Tuesday.