Kemba gets 19 in Hornets’ 108-94 rout of slumping Lakers

Kemba gets 19 in Hornets' 108-94 rout of slumping Lakers
Written by Ali Raza

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kemba Walker had 19 focuses and seven helps, and the Charlotte Hornets wrapped up a strong street trip with their first consecutive triumphs since Thanksgiving, beating the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers 108-94 on Friday night.

Jeremy Lamb scored 17 focuses and Marvin Williams included 16 for the Hornets, who won three of four in California and retaliated for their home misfortune to the Lakers a month ago. Six players scored in twofold figures for Charlotte, which has won four of six in general.

Lonzo Ball had 11 focuses and five aids his first amusement since Dec. 23 for the Lakers, who have lost nine straight since Dec. 20. The new kid on the block point monitor missed six recreations with a sprained left shoulder, and he returned in restricted minutes while remaking his quality.

Brandon Ingram had 22 focuses and a vocation high 14 bounce back, yet Los Angeles dropped to 1-12 since winning at Charlotte on Dec. 9. The Lakers (11-27) are in last place in the Western Conference.

Dwight Howard had 15 focuses and 10 bounce back while the Hornets experienced little difficulty remaining in front of the Lakers after the opening minutes. Charlotte took a 16-point lead in the principal half and extended it to 21 in the second from last quarter.

The Lakers’ devoted fans are notwithstanding becoming disappointed in what resembles a fifth continuous losing season. They booed the Lakers after Lamb’s uncontested back street oop dunk on a quick split put the Hornets up by 25 right on time in the final quarter.


Hornets: Frank Kaminsky scored 12 focuses. He likewise got a specialized foul in the final quarter for belligerence a call. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist included 13 focuses and eight bounce back.

Lakers: Brook Lopez scored 11 focuses in his second amusement once more from an eight-diversion nonattendance with a sprained lower leg. … Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez watched the amusement at courtside, as did comic John Mulaney.


The Lakers are the NBA’s most exceedingly bad 3-point shooting group, and they went 9 for 36 against the Hornets. At any rate they enhanced the NBA’s most exceedingly bad free-toss shooting rate by going 9 for 12.

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Howard got the booming boos that have welcomed him at Staples Center as far back as he finished his single season with the Lakers in 2013 by spurning them to sign a free-operator manage the Rockets. The Lakers haven’t made the playoffs since he cleared out, bearing the most exceedingly bad half-decade in establishment history.


Hornets: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in their first home round of 2018.

Lakers: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night in a gathering of the NBA’s two most exceedingly terrible groups.

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