Jordan Poole closes out the Hornets

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In a game where the Golden State Warriors held control, shooting guard Jordan Poole stepped up late to prevent a Charlotte Hornets comeback as the Warriors won 110-105, Tuesday. 

A year ago, Poole helped lead the Warriors to an NBA Championship. He has improved upon the success that he found last season, bumping the points total up by a point and the assist total up by four-tenths.

Golden State was without Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins due to injuries, causing Poole and Jonathan Kuminga to replace the veteran vacancies. Jordan Poole finished with 24 points, while Kuminga scored 14 points, shooting 6-6 from the field. Both players created highlight plays to finish the game on a crucial 4-0 run to secure a 110-105 victory. 

Veteran Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 29 points and shot 5-12 from beyond the arc while coming down with five rebounds and four assists.

Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball led the comeback as he finished with 21 points, ten rebounds, and four assists.

Charlotte returned home as this was their last away game of a ten-day stretch on the West Coast. With the loss, the Hornets fall to 9-25, 14th in the Eastern Conference, as players continue to return from an injury-riddled season.

Golden State captured their second win in a row of a home game stretch where they look to gain momentum after struggling on the road this season. Along with the Hornets, the Warriors have been plagued with injuries but will look to ride with Jordan Poole and Thompson in the meantime. With the victory, Golden State now holds a 16-18 record, tenth in the Western Conference.

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