Brandon Clarke, one of the NBA leaders in shooting percentage at 65.1%, scored 18 points and converted 7 of 12 shots.
Malik Monk led Charlotte with 18 points off the bench and provided a fourth-quarter boost that pulled the Hornets within single digits.
His goal was to take the Hornets ’ leading scorer out of his comfort zone, forcing him right and crowding him.
Hornets : Graham started 0 of 4 from 3-point range, then connected on a desperation 41-footer against the shot clock in the second quarter.
Charlotte coach James Borrego is familiar with Griz forward Kyle Anderson’s game from their days with the San Antonio Spurs.
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