Kemba Walker had 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
The Hornets closed out the game on a 30-5 run after falling behind 112-94 with 8:21 left in the fourth quarter. Walker keyed it all, and his three-pointer with 1:19 remaining gave his team the lead for good.
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The All-Star point guard scored 18 in the final period, including a series of clutch shots down the stretch to seal an unlikely 124-117 victory.
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Walker’s performance keeps alive the Hornets hopes of sneaking into the Eastern Confernece playoffs, as they remained two-and-a-half games back from eighth-place Miami Heat.
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The Celtics meanwhile, lost for the third straight game and remain fifth, a game back from the struggling Indiana Pacers.
Saturday night's scores
- Boston Celtics 117-124 Charlotte Hornets
- Miami Heat 113-108 Washington Wizards
- Philadelphia 76ers 127-129 Atlanta Hawks
- Utah Jazz 114-83 Chicago Bulls
- Minnesota Timberwolves 112-99 Memphis Grizzlies
- Dallas Mavericks 126-91 Golden State Warriors
- Detroit Pistons 112-117 Portland Trail Blazers
- Phoenix Suns 103-112 Sacramento Kings
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