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P.J. Washington, PF | CHA

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

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PJ Washington Sinks Four Treys In Monday's Loss

Charlotte Hornets power forward PJ Washington looked more like a red-hot shooting guard in Monday's loss to Orlando, going 4-for-8 with the three-ball on his way to 19 points. He shot 7-for-12 overall from the field and added seven rebounds with four turnovers. Washington has now shot 50 percent or better from deep in four straight contests. He should get plenty of good looks again in Thursday's matchup against the Bucks, who are giving up a league-high 39.0 three-point shot attempts per game. However, it's far from an easy matchup, with Milwaukee playing high-level defense, which Washington got to feel in person in the previous matchup where he shot only 25 percent from the field and had seven points.

Malik Monk, PG | CHA

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

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Malik Monk Scores Team-High 20 Points

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Malik Monk ended up as the team's leading scorer in Monday's loss to Orlando, finishing with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Despite the good scoring night, Monk registered an ugly minus-22 rating and the team lost heavily 106-83. Monk looked promising in his first two years in the league, but his minutes have dropped throughout the season and he's even struggling to get 10-plus minutes some nights. With that said, Monk could play a bigger role towards the end of the season, as the Hornets keep slipping further and further away from playoff contention.

Terrence Ross, SF | ORL

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

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Terrence Ross Delivers 19 Points Off The Bench

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross scored over half of the team's bench points in Monday's win over Charlotte, finishing with 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting. He went a superb 5-for-8 with the three-ball while picking up two steals on the defensive end. Ross is enjoying a very good month, with his scoring average up by two points compared to his season's average. However, he'll run into a very difficult matchup on Wednesday against OKC. The Thunder have done a good job this season against opposing shooting guards and they are allowing the fewest bench points per game so far.