Close  
  • share this

Kemba Walker’s hot hand sparks Charlotte Hornets to win over Brooklyn Nets

/ 03:14 PM December 29, 2018
kemba walker

Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) celebrates after making a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made seven 3-pointers, Tony Parker had 17 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets avenged a double-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week with a 100-87 victory on Friday night.

Jeremy Lamb added 19 points and Cody Zeller had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Charlotte improved to 13-7 at home.

ADVERTISEMENT

D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points on 13-of-24 shooting for the Nets, who lost for only the second time in the last 11 games.

The Hornets won despite an off night from their bench. Aside from Parker, Charlotte’s reserves were 3 of 21 from the field.

FEATURED STORIES

The Hornets (17-17) bounced back from the loss in Brooklyn on Wednesday, when Joe Harris stole a loose ball at midcourt and drove for the go-ahead layup with 3.4 seconds left in the second OT for a 134-132 victory.

Charlotte seemed extra motivated coming out of the gates, jumping out to a 35-17 lead in the first quarter behind 15 points from Lamb and 10 from Zeller. The Hornets never trailed in the game.

The Nets didn’t help themselves, shooting 24 percent in the opening quarter.

But Brooklyn would battle back to cut the lead to five midway through the fourth quarter behind 11 points from Shabazz Napier. That’s about when Parker, an 18-year veteran, took over, scoring on mid-range jumpers and drives to hole. Parker shot 8 of 10 from the field in the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Nets: DeMarre Carroll had 15 points off the bench. … Allowed 54 points in the paint. … Shot 4 of 27 from 3-point range.

Hornets: The team honored longtime broadcaster Steve Martin at halftime for his 30 years of service. … Nic Batum and Marvin Williams, two of the most composed Hornets players, both picked up rare technical fouls in the third quarter.

ADVERTISEMENT

UP NEXT

Nets: Visit Bucks on Saturday.

Hornets: Visit Wizards on Saturday night.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Basketball, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Waker, NBA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.