Kemba Walker scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a much-needed victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Hornets had lost four of their previous five and 11 of their previous 15 games, leaving them chasing the Miami Heat for the East’s eighth and final playoff spot.
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Walker led the charge as the Hornets rolled to a 113-106 win that drew them within three games of the Heat. Both teams have 11 regular season games left to play.
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All-Star guard Walker’s 31-point haul came on 10-of-22 shooting. Most of those misses came from three-point range, where he made just one of his eight attempts.
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Walker relied on his ability to get to the T-Wolves’ rim to rack up his points. And when Minnesota fouled to stop him scoring, he punished them from the free throw line, hitting 10-of-12.
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You can watch Walker in action for free when the Hornets welcome the Boston Celtics to Charlotte. Catch the game live via a live stream on skysports.com, the Sky Sports mobile app or Sky Sports’ Youtube channel.
Thursday night's scores
- Indiana Pacers 89-112 Golden State Warriors
- Denver Nuggets 113-108 Washington Wizards
- Utah Jazz 114-117 Atlanta Hawks
- Minnesota Timberwolves 106-113 Charlotte Hornets
- Detroit Pistons 118-98 Phoenix Suns
- Dallas Mavericks 100-116 Sacramento Kings
Click the video at the top of the page to watch Walker dissect the Timberwolves.
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