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Recap: RJ Barrett derails Hornets’ lead with red hot third quarter, leading Knicks to 109-97 win

The Charlotte Hornets fell to a super physical Knicks team, losing 109-97. Buzz City kept it close through the first two quarters, holding a six-point lead at halftime. Unfortunately, a monster third quarter from RJ Barrett derailed their plans.

Barret scored 18 of his 24 points in the third quarter alone. New York managed to win the third by a score of 31-16. Each other quarter was decided by exactly three points, but the 15 point gap in the third was enough to make this one look like a dominant win by the Knicks.