Horford, defense lead Hawks to 94-92 win over Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kent Bazemore scored 20 points, Al Horford added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets for the second time in three days 94-92 on Sunday.
The Hornets had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but Kemba Walker's 17-footer from the left wing hit the back rim and bounced out. Walker also missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds of Charlotte's 97-94 loss to Atlanta on Friday night.
Jeff Teague had 18 points and Paul Millsap added 16 points, including a key 3-pointer to give Atlanta the lead for good with less than a minute to play.
Walker finished with 17 points and Nicolas Batum added 16 points and eight assists for winless Charlotte. Al Jefferson contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets.