Nicolas Batum scored 24 points and tallied eight assists, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-111 Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Batum rebounded after scoring only four points on 1-of-9 shooting from the field a day after receiving the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor. He finished 7-of-12 against the Nets.
Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker both added 18 points to earn the team its sixth win in the last nine games.
Marvin Williams—who was fined $15,000 after a blow to the head of Lou Armundson in the team’s 102-96 loss to New York on Tuesday—tallied 14 points Wednesday night. Jeremy Lin added 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.
Spencer Hawes recorded his second-straight game in double figures for Charlotte, scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including two three-point baskets. Hawes has connected on 9-of-17 shots for 26 points in the previous two games.
Rookie Frank Kaminsky recorded a career-high 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
Thadeus Young score a game-high 27 points and hauled in eight rebounds. Young and Brook Lopez combined to score 50 of Brooklyn’s 111 points.
Charlotte and Brooklyn entered the fourth quarter tied at 84, but the Hornets outscored the Nets 30-25 in the final frame to pull out the victory.
The Hornets outrebounded Brooklyn by 12 boards Wednesday night, 49-37, but trailed in turnovers, 16-9.
Charlotte continued its vast improvement from the three-point line as the team connected on 11-of-25 (44 percent).