Charlotte Hornets’ guard LaMelo scored a career-high 38 points in his team’s 113-107 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
“I didn’t even know [I scored a career high],” Ball said after the game, via NBA.com.
“Pretty much just going out there and playing. We need to be squeezing out the best possessions we can. I feel like the last two, [the Celtics] contested our shots really well. They’re very athletic and cover ground. I feel like every game helps us. Just watch the film and get better from there.”
Ball shot an efficient 12-24 from the field, 4-10 from three, and 10-13 from the line on the evening to go along with six rebounds, nine assists, and two steals.
On the season, Ball is averaging 19.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 7.7 assists – surely good enough to be named an Eastern Conference all-star reserve.
Robert Williams III led the way for the Celtics with 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks.
The Eastern Conference playoff picture continues to shrink; Charlotte is just five games out of first and Boston is just five and a half games out of first.