Hornets end four-game skid with victory over the Knicks

Kemba Walker, Carmelo Anthony
Hornets guard Kemba Walker is struck in the head by Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony as he attempts a layup during their game Saturday night.
(Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

Kemba Walker scored 28 points, Jeremy Lamb contributed 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. 

Frank Kaminsky added 14 points, including two clutch three-pointers late in the fourth quarter as the Hornets snapped the Knicks’ three-game winning streak.

The Hornets avenged an overtime loss to the Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in which Carmelo Anthony hit the go-ahead jumper with 3.1 seconds left and finished with 35 points. 

Anthony didn’t fare as well the second time around, limited to 18 points on seven-for-24 shooting. Kristaps Porzingis had 25 points and Derrick Rose added 18 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Knicks. 


at Oklahoma City 106, Detroit 88: Russell Westbrook recorded his second straight triple-double and NBA-best seventh of the season with 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and the Thunder beat the Pistons. Westbrook shot just eight for 22 from the field after scoring at least 30 points for eight straight games. It was just the second time this year Westbrook failed to score 20. Anthony Morrow scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Thunder.

San Antonio 112, at Washington 100: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Tony Parker added 20 and the Spurs beat the Wizards for their ninth straight victory. The Spurs swept a three-game road swing and are 10-0 away from home. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 for San Antonio, which shot 53.3% (40 for 75) from the field. The Spurs led by 10 at halftime and as many as 19 in the second half. Bradley Beal led Washington with 25 points and John Wall scored 21 as all five starters finished in double figures. 

Memphis 110, at Miami 107: Marc Gasol scored a season-high 28 points, Mike Conley had 11 of his 21 in the final 3:06 and the Grizzlies beat the Heat. Troy Williams added 18 for the Grizzlies, who earned a split of the home-and-home with the Heat and gave Coach David Fizdale a win in the building where he served as a Miami assistant under Erik Spoelstra for the past eight seasons. Dion Waiters scored a season-high 28 for Miami, which got 15 points and 12 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside, and 15 points from Josh Richardson. 


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