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    Lamb, Zeller step up for misfiring Kemba as Hornets get back at Hawks

    Nov 29, 2018
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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeremy Lamb scored 23 points, Cody Zeller had a season-high 19 and the Charlotte Hornets avenged a loss to Atlanta with a 108-94 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).

    The Hawks topped the Hornets 124-123 on Sunday night at home when John Collins blocked Kemba Walker's shot at the buzzer. But this one wasn't close.

    Charlotte (11-10) limited Atlanta to 34 percent shooting from the field to move back above .500 on the season and improve to 8-3 at home.

    Hornets star Kemba Walker, who came in averaging 27.9 points per game, finished with 19 points while battling through an off shooting night. He was 6 of 19 from the field and 6 of 10 from the foul line.

    Trae Young had 18 points for the Hawks, who were coming off a 115-113 win at Miami on Tuesday night.

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    Hawks: Opened by making four of five shots from beyond the 3-point arc but finished the game 11 of 44. ... In the fourth quarter, the rookie Young pulled one over on Tony Parker when he stripped the ball away on a drive and then threw it off Parker's leg as he was going out of bounds.

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    Hornets: Malik Monk left in the second half with a quad contusion. ... Frank Kaminsky continued to see extensive minutes off the bench ahead of Willy Hernangomez. Kaminsky finished with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting.

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