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The veteran guard has been blown away by watching LaMelo Ball grab rebounds this season with the Hornets.
The Raptors defeated the Hornets, 116-113. Kyle Lowry recorded 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Raptors, while Fred VanVleet added 15 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in the victory. LaMelo Ball tallied 11 points, five rebounds and 4 assists for the Hornets in the losing effort. The Raptors improve to 4-8 on the season, while the Hornets fall to 6-8.
As the team has improved in recent weeks as part of their four-game win streak, LaMelo Ball's defense has also improved as well.
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau had plenty of praise for Hornets guard LaMelo Ball ahead of Monday's clash between the two teams.
The Hornets have won three straight entering Monday’s game against the Knicks. New York head coach Tom Thibodeau cited Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball as major reasons for Charlotte’s success.