Charlotte Hornets: Marvin Williams makes personal history in win against Nets

Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The Charlotte Hornets were able to end their three-game losing streak with a road win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

The Charlotte Hornets were not going to lose a fourth consecutive game on Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets. After an early six-point deficit, Charlotte would crank up the jets and score at will against the nets.

After the first quarter, the Hornets would go on to lead the nets for the rest of the game. When all was said and done, the Charlotte Hornets ended up winning this matchup with a score of 123-112.

This game was a must win for the Hornets because they had fallen out of the top-eight in the Eastern Conference standings after their loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. After the victory against the Nets, the Hornets move back into the eighth spot over the Orlando Magic.

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Starters

In this win, Kemba Walker was his usual self; he received a stat line of 25 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals.

Walker did not take as many threes as he usually does in the game; he only attempted two threes and only made one of them.

In the entire first half, Nicolas Batum would go scoreless and would not find any buckets until the third quarter. In the second half of the game, he would score 17 points while making four three-pointers.

What ended up being amazing for the starters, was the fact that Friday’s game ended up being Marvin Williams’ 1,000th game in the NBA. This is quite the accomplishment for Williams to have. Williams finished his 1,000th game with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Bench

Jeremy Lamb also had a stellar game off the bench and racked up 22 points. His scoring and leadership helped to propel the Hornets’ bench to play even better in tonight’s win.

The bench also featured another player tonight who had not seen any court action since before the All-Star break; that player was Frank Kaminsky. As Kaminsky came off the bench, he would make a three-pointer, and go onto finish the game with 15 points and 7 rebounds.

James Borrego talked about changing up the lineup after Wednesday’s loss to Houston, and this seemed to be the move that worked. While Kaminsky played against the Nets, it made it to where Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not receive any playing time.

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With this win, the Hornets have moved to 29-33 on the year, and they will move onto face the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon in Uptown. This will the second and last meeting between the two teams this season.