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2018 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in Southeast
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NBA player rankings Week 5: Kemba in top five

According to game score, Kemba Walker's 47-point performance against the Bulls was the second-best game of his career and best by any player in a loss so far this season.

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Howard regains Superman form with 20-20 game (0:28)
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Howard's big night lifts Hornets (1:17)
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Kaminsky turns on spin cycle (0:20)
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Walker hits tough and-1 layup (0:17)
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Lamb hits the Timberwolves with a flashy reverse-layup (0:14)
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Howard rejects Gibson (0:23)
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Walker fuels Hornets' win against struggling Clippers (0:50)
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Lamb scores and-1 alley-oop layup (0:21)
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Howard spikes Lou Williams' shot (0:18)
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Howard spins around Griffin for alley-oop (0:26)
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Kemba lighting up the United Center

In a 123-120 loss to the Bulls on Friday, Hornets guard Kemba Walker finished with 47 points on 63 percent shooting. He scored 34 when visiting Chicago in January of last season, giving him 81 points in the past two trips to the United Center. Walker is the fourth player to score 80-plus points in two straight road games against the Bulls, joining Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry Stackhouse. (Elias)

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Hornets are due at crunch time

Charlotte lost 123-120 on Friday night in Chicago but will try to change its luck in close games on Saturday night, when the Clippers visit Spectrum Center. The Hornets will also try to snap an overall six-game losing streak.

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Bulls win despite Kemba's 47-point effort (1:26)
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Kemba scores 47 in loss to Bulls (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kemba Walker is absolutely torching the Bulls. He has 35 points through three quarters — getting pretty much whatever shot he wants. Walker is playing an efficient game: 13-for-20 from the field, five rebounds and four assists.

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Kemba drops 22 in first half (1:06)
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Howard flushes two-handed jam (0:19)
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LeBron continues to haunt Hornets

LeBron James has played 46 games against the Hornets, and his team has won 40 of them, including Wednesday's comeback victory. His .870 winning percentage versus Charlotte is the highest for any active player against any team (min. 40 games). The all-time record belongs to Magic Johnson against the Kings (50-4, .926), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Kidd-Gilchrist puts Smith on a poster (0:23)
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Kemba crosses up LeBron for tough bucket (0:24)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.514th
Rebounds Per Game47.45th
Assists Per Game19.827th
Points Allowed105.415th

2017 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(11)Malik MonkSGKentucky
2(1)Frank JacksonPGDuke

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1879.438
2016-173646.439
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524