Walker scores 29, leads Hor­nets to 113-102 win over Hawks

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CHAR­LOTTE, N.C — Kemba Walker had 29 points and seven as­sists, ex­tend­ing his strong start to the sea­son as the Char­lotte Hor­nets beat the At­lanta Hawks 113-102 on Tues­day night (Wed­nes­day, PHL time).

Marvin Wil­liams added 20 points for the Hor­nets (6-5), who won for the third time on a four-game home­s­tand. Walker has scored 25 or more seven times in 11 games.

Jeremy Lamb and Ma­lik Monk each had 13 points for Char­lotte. Nic Ba­tum scored 10.

Play­ing against his for­mer team, Jeremy Lin had 19 points off the bench to lead the Hawks (3-7), who led by seven late in the first half.

The young Hawks started 2018 firstround draft picks Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spell­man for the first time this sea­son and pushed Char­lotte be­fore los­ing for the eighth time in the last nine meet­ings.

Young fin­ished with 18 points and 10 as­sists. Kent Bazemore added 16 points.

Even af­ter fall­ing be­hind 81-77 en­ter­ing the fourth quar­ter, the Hawks forged an 8483 ad­van­tage with 10:04 to play be­fore the Hor­nets went on a 19-4 surge to give them a com­fort­able lead down the stretch.

Char­lotte even­tu­ally led by as many as 15.

Nei­ther team led by more than seven un­til the fourth quar­ter. At­lanta was up 54-51 at half­time.

AP Photo

STRONG START. Char­lotte Hor­nets guard Kemba Walker (15) tries to get around At­lanta Hawks guard Trae Young dur­ing the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game Tues­day, Nov. 6, 2018 in Char­lotte, N.C.

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