Nicolas Batum twice drew whistles on three-pointers en route to a season-high 28 points in the Charlotte Hornets’ 123-112 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Batum was a regular at the foul line, converting 13 of 15 free throws. As a team, the Hornets made 40 of 49 foul shots to snap a two-game losing streak.
Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 15 rebounds, but fell two assists shy of his 17th triple-double of the season for Oklahoma City. He was assessed a technical foul in the first half after he hit a referee in the head with a ball.
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