Monk runs wild, scores 36 as Hornets top Heat 129-121 in OT

Malik Monk of the Charlotte Hornets celebrates after a basket against the Miami Heat during overtime at American Airlines Arena on February 01, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Malik Monk had the best scoring game of his career, and the Charlotte Hornets got a comeback they won’t soon forget.

Monk came off the bench to score 36 points and make nine 3-pointers, Devonte’ Graham added 24 points and the Hornets rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 2:47 of regulation to beat the Miami Heat 129-121 in overtime.

The 36 points was a Hornets’ reserve record, one better than the 35 that Graham had against Indiana on Nov. 5, 2019.

Jimmy Butler scored 25 for Miami.

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