Warriors leave it late before beating Hornets to get back on winning track
Kevin Durant plays 37 minutes, making 11 of 20 field goal attempts. AP

THE Golden State Warriors used a late surge to turn back the Hornets, 113-103, on Wednesday in Charlotte (Thursday, Manila time).

The Hornets led, 73-63, in the third and were up 89-85 early in the fourth.

The Warriors got ahead only with five minutes left on two free throws by Kevin Durant, 95-94, and held on for their 39th win in 46 games.

Durant finished with 33 points and the Warriors bounced back from a loss to the Miami Heat.

Steph Curry scored 28 points on 11 of 23 shooting including 6 of 12 from the three-point line.

Klay Thompson had 19 points and Draymond Green scored 13.

The Hornets suffered their second straight loss and 23rd in 46 games.

Kemba Walker had 26 points on 9 of 23 shooting, while Nicolas Batum scored 16.



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