Kemba Walker’s 22 Points Leads the Charlotte Hornets to Victory Over the Milwaukee Bucks, 87-82


Kemba Walker’s 22 points helps the Charlotte Hornets edge out a close victory over the Milwaukee Bucks 87-82 to improve to 10-7 on the season.

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The Charlotte Hornets (10-7) bounced back with a 87-82 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (6-11) on Sunday afternoon in a game that was pretty sloppy for both sides throughout. It was a low scoring game but Kemba Walker found a way to score a game high 22 points for the Hornets and close the game out with some clutch shots to get the win for the team.

The Hornets got some disappointing news in the game when Big Al Jefferson went down in the first quarter with a calf strain and did not return. He was first listed as doubtful to return to the game but the team decided that it was best for him not to return. He stayed in the locker room for the entirety of the game after leaving. He was seen after wearing a walking boot. We will provide updates when they become available.

The second quarter arguably won Charlotte the game as they outscored the Bucks 23-9. Other than that, Milwaukee outscored the Hornets in every other quarter. This was a neck and neck game throughout and it did come down to the last-minute as it seems to always do in Charlotte Hornets’ games this season.

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The Charlotte Hornets also improved to 8-2 at home in The Hive at Time Warner Cable Arena this season. The home court advantage for the team has proven to be a big factor in a lot of their games.

The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton who had 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds in the game. Greg Monroe dominated the offensive low post for most of the game after Al Jefferson’s injury and he finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hornets were helped by their bench which scored 34 points on the day. Jeremy Lamb led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Lin added seven points and four assists. Nicolas Batum struggled to take care of the ball in this one as he had a staggering nine turnovers in the game but he somewhat made up for his mistakes with his 15 points, five assists, and five rebounds, plus a clutch three in the final minutes of the game. Marvin Williams tallied 12 points and seven rebounds.

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Today was Kemba Walker’s 300th game for the Charlotte Hornets and he showed out by leading his team to a victory with a game high 22 points.

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"Quick Stings"

  • The Hornets bench outscored the Bucks bench 34-15
  • The Bucks out rebounded the Hornets 46-43
  • Milwaukee outscored Charlotte in points in the pain 44-18
  • The Charlotte Honrets shot 15-31 (48.4%) from three and held Bucks to only 8-28 (28.6%).
  • The Hornets shot 18-22 from the free throw line.
  • Charlotte had 14 total turnovers on the game. They have been a bit sloppy as of late.

The Charlotte Hornets will next play against Steph Curry and the undefeated Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, December 2nd at home once again to finish off their seven game home stand against the reigning NBA Champions.

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The Warriors have let to lose a game this season so it will be very interesting to see if the Hornets can be the ones to figure out the Golden State puzzle and be the first team to get a win over the Warriors. Charlotte has been pretty hot lately and has played pretty well so they do have a shot against the best team in the NBA. But then again there is always the chance that the Warriors will completely blow out the Hornets like they do to almost every other team.

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