Hornets 107, Knicks 102: Hornets Take Their Revenge and Stop the Knicks’ Streak


Charlotte’s Kemba Walker drove past the Knicks’ Derrick Rose. The Hornets paid the Knicks back for a loss the night before.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 28 points as the Charlotte Hornets avenged an overtime loss from a night earlier with a 107-102 victory over the Knicks on Saturday night, ending the Knicks’ winning streak at three.

Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Frank Kaminsky had 14 points — including two 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter — to help the Hornets end a four-game losing streak that was punctuated by a loss to the Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 25 points for his ninth 20-point game of the young season. Derrick Rose added 18 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds, but Joakim Noah was held scoreless in 13 minutes.

In the teams’ previous meeting, Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead jumper with 3.1 seconds left and finished with a season-high 35 points in a 113-111 victory. He did not fare so well this time…

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