Charlotte Hornets top the Memphis Grizzlies on the road, 118-107

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets were able to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night on the road; this win would Charlotte’s fourth win in their past five games.

After a tough loss on Sunday, the Charlotte Hornets (23-24) were able to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies (19-29) on the road; this would be Charlotte’s fourth straight win over Memphis. This was a game that Charlotte needed to win, and the Hornets were able to get it done with a nice team effort.

It would seem that the fire before the game (Grizzlies’ sauna caught on fire) would not faze the Hornets as the team entered the arena late. Kudos should go to Coach Borrego for having the team nicely prepared for this game.

Game Story

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In the first quarter, Charlotte found their self trailing by eight points at one point in a slow-paced game; thankfully after Borrego’s timeout, the team was able to improve their shooting. The Hornets would go on to outscore the Grizzlies in every quarter of the game, as well as making the Grizzlies play to their fast pace of basketball.

Player of the Game

The player of the game is without a doubt, Kemba Walker. Walker started the game slowly, only scoring ten points through the first three-quarters of the game. Walker would go on to explode in the fourth quarter, giving him a total of twenty-two points.

Walker would finish the game with twenty-two points, seven assists, and four steals; this was an impressive outing from Walker.

This win tonight was earned with the help of Walker, but his supporting cast helped carry the load for Walker. Nicolas Batum scored eighteen points, and Jeremy Lamb had seventeen to contribute to the starting unit.

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"Quick Stings"

  • The Hornets have won four of their last five games.
  • Marvin Williams moved into 13th place on the Hornets’ all-time scoring list.
  • Nicolas Batum passed Deron Williams for 66th place on NBA’s all-time three-point list.
  • The Hornets have a four-game winning streak against the Grizzlies.
  • The Hornets had five players in double-digit scoring.

After the loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, this win was much needed for the Charlotte Hornets. With this win, Charlotte moved back into one game under the .500 mark.

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Charlotte’s next game will be on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. This will be the third matchup between the two teams, with both teams earning a win so far. This is a must win for Charlotte, because a win would balance their record back to .500 on the season.