Lamb, Zeller lift Hornets past Hawks 108-94

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2018 10:53 AM
Lamb, Zeller lift Hornets past Hawks 108-94
Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb (3) drives past Atlanta Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

By Steve Reed, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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, PHL time).

The Hawks topped the Hornets 124-123 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time) 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 (Wednesday, PHL time).

TIP INS

Hawks: Opened by making 4-of-5 shots from beyond the three-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.

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.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Thunder on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

Hornets: Host Jazz on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

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