Reggie Jackson doesn’t fear attacking the rim.
Which is why, with a little molding from Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons might have something that can be a part of their future. He certainly got the rim faster than Charlotte could rotate and threw down an impressive dunk.
However, Charlotte got the win that moved them into the seven seed in the East. Despite the dunk, Jennings was held in check (4 points in the second half) by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Charlotte got 24 points from Al Jefferson, and 21 from Mo Williams, who has provided a much-needed shot in the arm for the Hornets’ offense. Kemba Walker will be back soon, and Steve Clifford’s problem will be how to use two guards who can light it up on the scoreboard and make it work.
Charlotte is defending again and look every bit the playoff team in the East. The Hornets are going to get one of those last two playoff spots in the East.