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LaMelo Ball drills 7 threes as Hornets thump Rockets

/ 04:18 PM February 09, 2021
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LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets drives against Victor Oladipo of the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Spectrum Center on February 08, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images/AFP

Rookie LaMelo Ball drilled a season-high seven 3-pointers as host Charlotte Hornets blitzed Houston Rockets 119-94 from behind the arc to win its second straight.

Ball paired 24 points with 10 assists to pace the Hornets, who improved to 4-0 at home in the second half of back-to-back sets.

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Charlotte finished 19-for-41 on 3-pointers, with Ball (7-for-12), Gordon Hayward (3-for-5) and Terry Rozier (3-for-8) leading the charge. Hayward scored 19 points while Rozier chipped in 15.

The Rockets, playing without starters Christian Wood (right ankle sprain) and John Wall (rest) plus Eric Gordon (rest), were led by Victor Oladipo (21 points, seven rebounds, six assists) and Ben McLemore (15 points).

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