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Miles Bridges Drops Career-High 38 as Hornets Beat Knicks with LaMelo Ball Out

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A career day from Miles Bridges helped the Charlotte Hornets earn a 97-87 win over the New York Knicks on Martin Luther King Day.

LaMelo Ball didn’t play due to an illness despite being considered available before the game, but Bridges picked up the slack with 38 points Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Bridges scored 28 in the first half alone to build a 62-44 lead.


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The production continued in the second half as he reached a career high.

It was enough to lead the Hornets (24-20) to what could be a key win in the Eastern Conference. 

New York couldn’t keep up offensively, trailing by double digits the entire second half. A late run cut the deficit from 23 down to 10, although the result was never truly in doubt.

RJ Barrett came through with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks (22-22), but it wasn’t enough to avoid the team’s first home loss since before Christmas.

What’s Next?

The Knicks play the second leg of a back-to-back at home Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a four-game homestand. The Hornets travel to face the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.

This article will be updated shortly to provide more information on this game.

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