Charlotte Hornets Player Grades: Kemba’s sweet homecoming

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets picked up a second consecutive win in Kemba Walker’s only visit to Madison Square Garden this season.

This was a game that the Charlotte Hornets needed to win, and they did just that, defeating the New York Knicks with a final score of 119-107. It’s no secret that the Knicks are in rebuild mode, and have had their struggles this year, so these are the types of game where you have to take care of business and bring home a W.

Kemba Walker, who has been in a slump recently, busted out of it tonight in his hometown. Walker was the star, but it was a good team effort, getting contributions from just about everybody. This is Charlotte’s second consecutive win, and they will look to win three in a row on Wednesday against Detroit.

Charlotte is now back at the .500 mark, sitting with a 13-13 record.

The only player that didn’t get into the game tonight was Bismack Biyombo. Everyone else got into the game and played some minutes. With that being said, let’s hop right into it and hand out these grades.

Charlotte Hornets. NICOLAS BATUM. B-. I’d really like to see <a rel=. SF/SG

C+. Not the best night for the rookie <a rel=. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets. MILES BRIDGES

C. Five minutes of garbage time for <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets. DEVONTE' GRAHAM

C. Charlotte Hornets. WILLY HERNANGOMEZ. C+. I would have liked to see <a rel=

C+. <a rel=. C/PF. Charlotte Hornets. FRANK KAMINSKY

B+. MKG always plays with maximum effort, and that’s what you’ve got to love about him. His defense is always tremendous, his hustle is contagious and his ability to get in the paint and make things happen is key. He had eight points and four rebounds in 23 tough minutes.. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets. MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST

SG/SF. Charlotte Hornets. JEREMY LAMB. B+. <a rel=

B. <a rel=. SG/PG. Charlotte Hornets. MALIK MONK

A-. Another terrific game for <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets. TONY PARKER

A. It’s nice to see Kemba Walker bust out of that slump I was talking about. Walker had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in his hometown tonight. He seems to always play well in MSG, but I’m sure he’s just happy about the Hornets getting a solid victory.. PG. Charlotte Hornets. KEMBA WALKER

B. Marvelous Marvin is a fighter, man. I was pretty shocked that he sat out just one game with that shoulder injury, and he’s playing some great basketball right now. Williams finished with 13 points and five rebounds in 27 minutes tonight.. PF. Charlotte Hornets. MARVIN WILLIAMS

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Charlotte Hornets. CODY ZELLER. B+. <a rel=. C