Kemba Walker Leads the Charlotte Hornets to a 22 Point Comeback Win Over the Sacramento Kings


Kemba Walker’s 39 points leads the Charlotte Hornets to a 22 point comeback win over the Sacramento Kings as they defeat them 127-122.

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The Charlotte Hornets completed one of the best comebacks in team history with a 22 point comeback win over the Sacramento Kings. The Hornets defeated the Kings 127-122 in an overtime victory that saw Kemba Walker pull through for the team with his heroics late in the game. This was also the Charlotte Hornets third straight win.

Kemba Walker finished the game with 39 points, five assists, and six rebounds on 16-23 shooting from the floor and 4-6 from three. This was one of Kemba’s best games of his career as he led his team to win.

The Hornets and Kings were tied at 60 at halftime and Sacramento just pulled away with some stellar play in the third quarter. They outscored the Hornets 31-14 in the third quarter as the game looked to be in hand. But Kemba Walker and the Hornets weren’t about to quit and they made an almost improbable comeback to win a game that they really had no business in being in after the third quarter.

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The Kings did not have their leading scorer, Demarcus Cousins, down the stretch due to a sprained back that George Cal says he sustained in the fourth quarter. Cousins led Sacramento with 30 points and 11 rebounds. He was keeping the lead for most of the fourth and every time the Hornets would cut into the Kings lead, Cousins would come back down the floor and push the lead back to double digits.

The Charlotte Hornets had six players score in double figures and we saw our rookie, Frank Kaminsky, grow up right before our eyes. Nicolas Batum came close to a triple-double as he scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out eight assists in the game. Jeremy Lin scored 14 points and he helped close the game down the stretch with seven points in the overtime period.

The Kings were also helped out by Rajon Rondo who finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, and a whopping 20 assists. Rudy Gay also added 28 points and 10 rebounds.

As the game came to a close in the fourth quarter, Kemba Walker scored virtually every bucket and scored on a lay-up that put the Charlotte Hornets up two points with 0.7 seconds left in the game and everyone thought they had won but Rudy Gay and the Kings had other plans in mind.

The Kings drew up a play to lob the ball in from a side out-of-bounds play to Rudy Gay who tipped the ball in as the clocked expired.

The Hornets took the game over in the overtime period and weren’t going to lose this one. The line-up of Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lin, Niclas Batum, Cody Zeller, and Frank Kaminsky down the stretch for the final 12 plus minutes of the game that sealed the Charlotte Hornets victory over the Kings for the team’s second largest comeback victory.

Highlight of the Night:

Here is the play that we all thought to be the game winner but nonetheless, it was a great play by Kemba Walker and the Hornets to get an easy potentially game winning shot. Tweet of the Night:

"Quick Stings"

  • Cody Zeller finished with 12 points.
  • Jeremy Lamb added 11 points.
  • Al Jefferson scored 10 points on the night.
  • Marvin Williams and Frank Kaminsky added nine points each.
  • The Charlotte Hornets out rebounded the Kings 48-46.
  • The Hornets committed 19 turnovers on the game but force the Kings to commit 20.
  • Charlotte outscored Sacramento 62-50 in points in the paint.

The Charlotte Hornets will next play at home on game four of their seven game home stand against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, November 25th. This will be their first match-up of the season and the Hornets will look to win their fourth straight game.

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They have played well as of late but so have the Wizards as they are coming off of three straight wins and they will be playing the Indiana Pacers tomorrow. This means that they will be on the second half of a back to back when they play Charlotte and that could mean some tired legs for them as the Hornets will have a day to rest.

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