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Charlotte Hornets bounce back, secures 118-111 win over Cleveland Cavaliers

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ROOKIE SHINES. Rookie sensation Brandon Miller steals the show, sinking seven triples as the Charlotte Hornets redeem themselves by securing a 118-111 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night (Thursday, March 28, Philippine time). CHARLOTTE HORNETS PHOTO

The Charlotte Hornets redeemed themselves with a resounding 118-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, (Thursday, March 28, Philippine time). Rookie sensation Brandon Miller stole the show with a career-high performance, sinking an impressive seven 3-pointers en route to a stellar 31-point outing.

The Hornets, determined to avenge their recent 23-point loss to the Cavaliers, came out firing on all cylinders. Miller led the charge with his sharpshooting display, showcasing the full extent of his offensive prowess. Alongside Miller, Miles Bridges and Tre Mann contributed 17 points each, while Grant Williams provided a crucial spark off the bench with 16 points.

Despite the Cavaliers’ efforts, led by Jarrett Allen’s 24 points and Max Strus’ 19-point return from injury, they were unable to contain the Hornets’ relentless offensive onslaught. Sam Merrill added 17 points for the Cavaliers, who have now stumbled in four of their last five games.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford lauded Miller’s standout performance, emphasizing his pivotal role in securing the victory. Miller’s clutch 3-pointer with just 25 seconds remaining effectively sealed the deal for Charlotte, capping off a remarkable night for the rookie phenom.

In contrast, Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff lamented his team’s lackluster showing, citing a concerning mental approach that ultimately led to their downfall. Despite showing flashes of brilliance earlier in the season, the Cavaliers have hit a rough patch and will need to regroup quickly as they approach the playoffs.

The Hornets, buoyed by their triumphant return to form, now embark on an eight-game homestand with newfound confidence. With Miller leading the charge and the team firing on all cylinders, Charlotte looks poised to make a late-season push for playoff contention.

As for Miller, the rookie sharpshooter remains focused on the bigger picture, emphasizing the importance of building momentum for this crucial victory. With the Hornets aiming to turn their season around, Miller’s stellar performance catalyzes future success.

With the Cavaliers set to host the Philadelphia 76ers next, and the Hornets preparing to welcome the Golden State Warriors, both teams will be eager to carry the lessons learned from this matchup into their upcoming games. As the playoff race intensifies, every win becomes increasingly valuable, and both teams will be looking to capitalize on any opportunity that comes their way.

The stage is set for an exhilarating conclusion to the NBA season, and with standout performances like Miller’s lighting up the league, fans can expect plenty of excitement and drama in the days to come.

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