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    Hornets fight back from 19 points down to beat Lakers for second straight win

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    Dec 21, 2016
    Charlotte giard Kemba Walker slips past two Laker defenders. AP

    KEMBA Walker had 28 points and 10 assists while Nicolas Batum finished with 23 points and 10 assists as the Charlotte Hornets fought their way back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Lakers, 117-113, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    The loss was a bitter one for the Lakers was who enjoyed a 73-59 lead at the end of two quarters.

    Walker and Marvin Williams led a fightback in the third, sparking a 15-0 run in a four-minute span and the Hornets took the lead with Walker’s 25-footer at the 5:52 mark.

    A triple from Marco Bellinelli tied the game 113-all with 2:21 left in the game and Batum retook the lead for the Hornets with a close jumper.

    The Hornets made it back-to-back wins after downing the Atlanta Hawks.

    Nick Young missed a three-pointer and the Lakers fouled Batum who sank both free throws.   

    Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 25 points and a career-best seven of nine three-pointers.

    Nick Young finished with 24 points. The Lakers have lost 10 of its last 11 games. The Lakers lost Larry Nance Jr. in the third quarter to a knee injury.  

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    Charlotte giard Kemba Walker slips past two Laker defenders. AP
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