Hornets stop Bucks, 108-101
Walker's 27 paces Charlotte
MILWAUKEE — Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson added 16 as Charlotte held off the Milwakee Bucks, 108-101 on Tuesday night, extending the Hornets winning streak to a season-high four games.
Brandon Knight had a season-high 34 points for the Bucks, who were prevented from matching last season’s victory total of 15.
Charlotte, which has beaten Milwaukee seven consecutive times, led 88-80 entering the final quarter and extended it to 96-84 as the Bucks went 3:39 without scoring.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored on a put back to put the Hornets up 102-91 with 2:46 left, but the Knight scored Milwaukee’s next eight point, pulling the Bucks within 103-99 on a 3-pointer with 25.9 remaining.
The Hornets held on with five free throws down the stretch.