Jerome Miron, USA Today Sports

Postgame Buzz: Hornets vs. Mavs

Charlotte earned its first win in Dallas since January of 1998

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Mavericks in Dallas for the first time in 17 years Thursday night at the American Airlines Center, 108-94. Charlotte has won two-straight after dropping its first three games to start the season.

Al Jefferson finished with a season and game-high 31 points on 15-of-18 shooting and added nine rebounds. Five players finished with double figures Thursday night: Jefferson (31 points), Marvin Williams (17 points), Jeremy Lamb (16 points), Kemba Walker (14 points) and Cody Zeller (11 points).

Williams tallied his third double-double of the season; he recording only one during last year's campaign.

The Hornets shot a season-high 49 percent from the floor and held the Mavs to 39 percent. After making 14-of-23 threes against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, Charlotte struggled from the three-point line Thursday as the team shot 22 percent (6-of-27). 

Nicolas Batum was the only starter not to score in double figures (8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists). He shot 30 percent for the night on 3-of-10 from the field and was 0-for-5 from three-point land.

Jeremy Lamb provided spark for the team off the bench for the second consecutive game. The former UConn star has shot 16-of-21 from the floor for 36 points in 50 minutes through the past two games. 

Charlotte Hornets Stats

PlayersPos.MINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPF+/-PTS
Marvin Williams PF 32 6-11 3-5 2-3 12 2 0 1 1 3 +16 17
Nicolas Batum SG 34 3-10 0-5 2-2 7 4 2 1 1 1 +11 8
Al Jefferson C 27 15-18 0-0 1-1 9 1 0 1 2 3 +10 31
Kemba Walker PG 30 4-11 1-5 5-6 2 7 1 0 1 2 +10 14
P.J. Hairston SG 22 2-5 0-2 0-0 3 0 1 0 0 4 +12 4
Cody Zeller PF 19 4-6 0-0 3-4 3 0 2 1 0 3 +12 11
Tyler Hansbrough PF 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -4 0
Spencer Hawes C 18 0-4 0-2 0-0 4 3 0 1 2 3 +8 0
Frank Kaminsky III PF 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -4 0
Brian Roberts PG 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0
Jeremy Lin PG 17 3-8 0-3 1-1 1 2 2 1 4 2 +7 7
Jeremy Lamb SG 24 7-11 2-4 0-0 4 0 0 0 0 2 +3 16
Troy Daniels SG 3 0-2 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0
TOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPF PTS
44-89 6-27 14-17 48 19 8 6 11 25   108

Dallas Mavericks Stats

STARTERSPos.MINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPF+/-PTS
Dirk Nowitzki PF 28 4-12 0-3 6-6 6 0 0 0 0 1 -15 14
Zaza Pachulia C 26 4-6 0-0 6-6 10 2 2 1 2 1 -12 14
Raymond Felton PG 24 3-7 1-3 0-0 2 1 0 0 3 3 -8 7
Deron Williams PG 28 6-10 0-2 3-3 3 5 1 0 1 3 -18 15
Wesley Matthews SG 26 2-9 2-7 5-6 1 0 1 0 1 1 -6 11
Dwight Powell PF 23 6-12 0-0 2-4 9 1 1 1 0 2 +3 14
Charlie Villanueva PF 13 3-8 1-5 0-0 7 0 1 0 2 1 -4 7
Jeremy Evans SF 10 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +3 0
Chandler Parsons SF 14 1-5 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 -16 2
J.J. Barea PG 21 3-6 2-4 0-0 0 6 0 0 1 0 -4 8
Devin Harris PG 20 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 1 0 3 1 -5 0
Josh Jenkins SG 4 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 1 0 0 0 0 +6 2
Justin Anderson SG 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +6 0
TOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPF PTS
32-82 6-29 24-27 44 17 8 2 13 13   94

Postgame Notes

- Kemba Walker hit a three-pointer in the first quarter that gave him 376 for his career, moving him in sole possession of fourth place on the Charlotte’s all-time list for threes made, passing former Bobcat and current Maverick Raymond Felton.

- Al Jefferson scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter. It was the second time this season Jefferson reached double figures in points in the first 12 minutes of the game (at Miami, Oct. 28).

- Marvin Williams finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

- The last time Charlotte won in Dallas was 1998, a 94-92 victory over the Mavs, at Reunion Arena behind 29 points each from Glen Rice and Anthony Mason.

- Batum is the only fourth in Hornets history with more than 60 points, 30 rebounds and 20 assists through the first give bames of a season, the first since Jamaal Mashburn during the 2001-02 season. 

Postgame Interviews
Nicolas Batum (Source: Hornets.com)

Steve Clifford (Source: Hornets.com)

Tweets of the Game
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