Rozier knew the Hornets needed a win as they fight to earn a top-six seed in the playoffs and avoid a play-in game situation. The Hornets charged to an early lead, building a 43-18 lead in the first quarter behind 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting from Rozier. Rozier, despite the focus of the Blazers defense, also had six assists in the quarter, meaning he either scored or assisted on 31 of Charlotte's 44 first quarter points. As a team, Charlotte shot 77.3% in the opening quarter with Rozier and Bridges combining to go 6 of 6 from 3-point range. But the Blazers battled back and cut the lead to nine with 3 1/2 minutes remaining behind four forth-quarter 3-pointers from Anthony.
Source: Fox News April 19, 2021 15:22 UTC