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Kemba Walker out with knee issue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker did not play in the team's 80-71 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee.

It's unclear how long Walker will be out.

Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over his past six games, and the Hornets were 5-1 during that stretch.

Brian Roberts, who started in place of Walker, had six points on 2-for-12 shooting and four assists in 31 minutes.

With Walker out, the Hornets will be down their top two scorers. Center Al Jefferson has missed eight games because of a groin injury and is still a couple of weeks away from returning.

Along with Walker, third-string point guard Jannero Pargo also is out.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.