Twitter Explodes After Brooklyn Nets’ Shocking Loss to Hornets

Published 12/27/2020, 11:43 PM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham (4) drives in during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at the Spectrum Center. Hornets won 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets showcased some fine form coming into their third regular season game against the Charlotte Hornets. They had steamrolled heavyweights like the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics, so a win against the Hornets was imminent.

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To everyone’s surprise, the Hornets put on a great team performance to beat the Eastern Conference favorites, 106-104. Their marquee off-season signing, Gordon Hayward, put up a great all-round performance. In the 36 minutes he was on the court, he scored 28 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds.

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Apart from Hayward, PJ Washington and Terry Rozier performed exceptionally well. Washington had a double-double at the end of the game while Rozier was the second highest scorer with 19 points.

The Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, would be disappointed with the loss considering their brilliant start to the season. Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving still put up good numbers, but the deep bench could not replicate their form from the first two games. They also saw a crushing injury to Spencer Dinwiddie who is a crucial part of their team.

The Hornets looked much more solid against the Nets and will look to build on this exceptional victory.

Twitter Reacts to Nets’ shocking loss

Following the Hornets’ shocking win, Twitter users all across the world went crazy after witnessing an early season upset.

Can the Hornets cement themselves as a Playoff Contender?

The Charlotte Hornets made a bold statement when they brought in former Celtics star Gordon Hayward into the team. The team had drafted LaMelo Ball as their 2nd overall pick, and the addition of Hayward increased the team’s quality significantly.

The Hornets have had a rocky start with two consecutive losses, but this win against the Nets will be a big boost to their confidence. The team has shown massive improvements with their new-look roster.

Dec 27, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) during the second half at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Hayward has instantly become the centerpiece of their offense while the guards, Terry Rozier and Devonté Graham, have shown that they can add points on the board. Ball is still developing but shows impeccable vision and passing ability. The forwards, PJ Washington and Bismack Biyombo, have shown much needed solidity in the defense.

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If they continue to perform the same way they did against the Nets, they can surely be a playoff contender in the East.

 

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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