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Walker leads Hornets to 99-88 victory over Jazz (Jan 12, 2018)

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Walker leads Hornets to 99-88 victory over Jazz (Jan 12, 2018)


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 22 factors and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to guide the Charlotte Hornets to their fourth victory in six video games, 99-88 over the Utah Jazz on Friday evening.

Marvin Williams scored 15 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 for Charlotte, which gained regardless of an off evening for Dwight Howard, who scored simply two first-half factors. Howard completed with eight factors on 2-of-9 taking pictures. He additionally went four for 10 from the foul line.

Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb added 11 factors apiece for Charlotte.

Howard, held to 4 factors Dec. 31 in a street sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers, led Charlotte with 13 rebounds. He picked up a technical foul within the first quarter for arguing a non-call.

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 factors for Utah, which has misplaced 14 of 19. Rodney Hood added 15 and Royce O’Neale 11 for Utah, which had been 10-Three when holding opponents to 100 factors or fewer.

Mitchell, whose father performed school baseball at Charlotte, had 22 factors at halftime on 7-of-12 taking pictures for the Jazz, who shot higher from Three within the first half (46. %) than from the sphere (39 %).

TIP-INS

Jazz: Ahead Thabo Sefolosha left the sport with a knee damage within the second interval. . Rudy Gobert missed his 13th consecutive sport (knee). . Utah has gained seven of the previous 10 matchups with Charlotte.

Hornets: Coach Steve Clifford will rejoin the staff for apply on Tuesday. Clifford, who left the staff Dec. 6 due to well being causes, will coach the Hornets Wednesday in opposition to Washington. . Charlotte has had 5 totally different main scorers in its previous 11 video games.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Host Pacers on Monday evening.

Hornets: Host Thunder on Saturday afternoon.

Extra AP NBA: www.apnews.com/tags/NBAbasketball

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