Kemba Walker shows way as Hornets defeat Pistons for second straight win
Charlotte’s Kemba Walker drives between Detroit’s Andre Drummond and Jon Leuer. AP

KEMBA Walker showed the way as the Hornets made it back-to-back wins, downing the Detroit Pistons, 87-77, on Wednesday in Charlotte (Thursday, Manila time).

Walker scored 25 points on 9 of 22 shooting as the Hornets scored a follow-up win after defeating the lowly Dallas Mavericks.

Nicolas Batum came up with 14 points, while Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 13 as the Hornets notched their 13th win in 22 games.

The Pistons suffered their 12th loss in 24 outings, even as Andre Drummond came up with another big game with 26 points and 20 rebounds.

Tobias Harris chipped in with 14 points, while Reggie Jackson was the only other Piston to score in doble figures with 10.

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