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2018 Schedule
6-9, 4th in Southeast
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Walker fuels Hornets' win against struggling Clippers (0:50)
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Lamb scores and-1 alley-oop layup (0:21)
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Howard spikes Lou Williams' shot (0:18)
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Howard spins around Griffin for alley-oop (0:26)
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Kemba lighting up the United Center

In a 123-120 loss to the Bulls on Friday, Hornets guard Kemba Walker finished with 47 points on 63 percent shooting. He scored 34 when visiting Chicago in January of last season, giving him 81 points in the past two trips to the United Center. Walker is the fourth player to score 80-plus points in two straight road games against the Bulls, joining Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry Stackhouse. (Elias)

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Hornets are due at crunch time

Charlotte lost 123-120 on Friday night in Chicago but will try to change its luck in close games on Saturday night, when the Clippers visit Spectrum Center. The Hornets will also try to snap an overall six-game losing streak.

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Kemba scores 47 in loss to Bulls (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kemba Walker is absolutely torching the Bulls. He has 35 points through three quarters — getting pretty much whatever shot he wants. Walker is playing an efficient game: 13-for-20 from the field, five rebounds and four assists.

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Kemba drops 22 in first half (1:06)
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Howard flushes two-handed jam (0:19)
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LeBron continues to haunt Hornets

LeBron James has played 46 games against the Hornets, and his team has won 40 of them, including Wednesday's comeback victory. His .870 winning percentage versus Charlotte is the highest for any active player against any team (min. 40 games). The all-time record belongs to Magic Johnson against the Kings (50-4, .926), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Kidd-Gilchrist puts Smith on a poster (0:23)
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Kemba crosses up LeBron for tough bucket (0:24)
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Batum steals inbounds pass, finishes with layup (0:16)

Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info 

Kemba Walker is creating the highest quality shots in the league when passing out of the paint to shooters with a quantified Shot Quality of 57.6%. qSQ (developed by Second Spectrum) measures the eFG% of shots for an average shooter based on shot type, defensive pressure, and shot location. His teammates have also hit those shots with a league leading quantified Shooter Impact of 34.9%. This means that Kemba driving into the paint and passing out to shooters has be extremely efficient for the Hornets.

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LeBron has Kemba's number like few others

LeBron James is 19-0 in his career against Kemba Walker, the most wins without a loss by an active player named an All-Star in his career against another. It's also tied for the second-best win streak by one active player against another. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Hornets' Batum to make season debut vs. Cavs

Nicolas Batum, who has been sidelined since suffering a torn ligament in his left elbow on Oct. 4, will make his season debut for the Hornets on Wednesday.

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Without Kyrie, Celtics rally for 11th straight win (2:37)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.916th
Rebounds Per Game47.05th
Assists Per Game19.628th
Points Allowed106.919th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1869.400
2016-173646.439
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524