22 points were supplied by Saddiq Bey, who also made the game-winning three-pointer late on. Alec Burks contributed 16 points, while Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21. Jalen Duren scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for a double-double, and Isaiah Stewart chipped in with 8 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists. LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier each scored 23 points to lead Charlotte, although Ball only completed 7 of 23 field goal attempts. Gordon Hayward contributed 12 points, while Mason Plumlee added 13.
Detroit overcame 23 errors that resulted in 30 points for the Hornets. Detroit led 69-68 at the end of the first half. Ivey scored 13 points before committing his third foul late in the first half, while Bogdanovic scored 17 points overall. With 29.8 seconds left, Jalen McDaniels made a 3-pointer to give the Hornets a 94-92 lead going into the fourth.