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Deja vu: Lamb's 3-pointer lifts Hornets past Raptors 113-111

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Toronto Raptors are hoping they don't have to see Jeremy Lamb in the playoffs.

Lamb beat the Raptors on a last-second 3-pointer for the second time in less than two weeks, knocking down a 27-footer from near the top of the key with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 113-111 win Friday night.

The winning shot came after Lamb hit an improbable half-court buzzer-beater to shock the Raptors in Toronto on March 24 in one of the craziest endings in the NBA this season.

''He's made two great shots - tonight's was a little easier than the other one,'' said Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. ''Give them credit, those guys are making plays and they're playing for their playoff lives and you can see it in their energy and enthusiasm they have.''

Kemba Walker had 29 points, Lamb finished with 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets (37-42), who kept their slim postseason hopes alive and surpassed their win total of the previous two seasons. Charlotte is two games behind eighth-place Brooklyn in the Eastern Conference, with three games remaining. Miami is in ninth place, a game behind the Nets.

It was Lamb's fourth game-winning shot of the season, but he was quick to deflect praise to Walker, who drove the length of the court and delivered a perfect wraparound pass from underneath the basket to set up the winning shot.

''Man, Kemba made a great pass, and everybody said if I get it, shoot it,'' Lamb said. ''I just tried to shoot it with confidence.''

Said Kaminsky: ''It feels like every time we've needed a big score at the end of the season so far it's been Jeremy.''

Kawhi Leonard finished with 29 points for Toronto, but missed a fall-away jumper with 1 second left. Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 11 assists for the Raptors, who had their five-game win streak snapped.

It was essentially a meaningless game for Toronto (56-24), which is locked into the No. 2 seed in Eastern Conference playoffs regardless of how the rest of the season plays out.

Leonard gave the Raptors the lead when he spun around a defender near the foul line and scored on a layup off the glass with 15 seconds left.

That's when Walker drove the length of the court, drew a double team and kicked it out to Lamb near the top of the key, who found nothing but net. Leonard's fall-away 19-footer got stuck between the rim and the backboard with 1 second left on the clock, forcing a jump ball at midcourt.

''They switched it pretty good and got him down there,'' Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Leonard's attempt. ''But it wasn't too bad (of a shot) with 3.3 to go that we got Kawhi the ball. He had been hitting everything in sight up until that point.''

TIP INS

Raptors: Ibaka scored 12 straight points for the Raptors in the fourth quarter.

Hornets: Played without Marvin Williams (right foot strain) and Cody Zeller (knee). ... Nic Batum saw action off the bench after not playing at three of the team's last four games because of a coach's decision.

WALKER REACHES 2000

Walker was 11 of 18 from the field and joined Glen Rice as the only players in franchise history to score 2,000 points in a season. Rice scored 2,115 points in the 1996-97 season.

UNDER THE RADAR

VanVleet said the hopes the Raptors are mostly flying under the radar entering the playoffs.

''We're not the most famous team in the world, obviously, Kawhi (Leonard) is probably the biggest star and he's quiet and that kind of gives us our identity to go about our business and do our thing and not worry about anything else,'' he said. ''We'll get enough accolades and praise and pats on the back if we do what we're supposed to do and make it all the way to the NBA finals.''

BENCH PLAY

The Hornets bench outscored the Raptors' 59-38 behind Lamb and Kaminsky.

''Yeah, they did an amazing job, especially Frank, man,'' Walker said. ''He came in and had an amazing game. He gave us a huge spark. Everyone contributed and it's a big win for us.''

UP NEXT

Raptors: Host the Heat on Sunday.

Hornets: Visit Pistons on Sunday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:42 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 3-0
11:23   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
11:23 +1 Kemba Walker made free throw 3-1
11:16   Bad pass turnover on Bismack Biyombo, stolen by Danny Green  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Kemba Walker  
11:01   Out of bounds turnover on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
10:37 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving layup 5-1
10:23   Kemba Walker missed floating jump shot, blocked by Marc Gasol  
10:23   TOR team rebound  
10:11   Shooting foul on Bismack Biyombo  
10:11 +1 Marc Gasol made 1st of 3 free throws 6-1
10:11 +1 Marc Gasol made 2nd of 3 free throws 7-1
10:11 +1 Marc Gasol made 3rd of 3 free throws 8-1
9:55   Kemba Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
9:42   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
9:35 +2 Dwayne Bacon made layup 8-3
9:26   Pascal Siakam missed layup  
9:26   TOR team rebound  
9:22 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 11-3
9:09   Bismack Biyombo missed hook shot  
9:07   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
9:01 +3 Marc Gasol made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 14-3
8:45 +2 Miles Bridges made reverse layup, assist by Frank Kaminsky 14-5
8:34 +2 Kawhi Leonard made reverse layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 16-5
8:18   Personal foul on Danny Green  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
7:54 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 19-5
7:38   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
7:38 +1 Miles Bridges made free throw 19-8
7:24   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:22   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
7:09 +2 Kemba Walker made driving layup 19-10
6:56   Kawhi Leonard missed hook shot  
6:53   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:53   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:31   TOR team rebound  
6:18   Defensive rebound by Kemba Walker  
6:14 +2 Kemba Walker made layup 21-12
6:02 +2 Kawhi Leonard made layup, assist by Marc Gasol 23-12
6:02   Shooting foul on Jeremy Lamb  
5:59   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
5:50   Offensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
5:35   Marc Gasol missed turnaround jump shot  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
5:26 +3 Frank Kaminsky made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Miles Bridges 23-18
5:17   Personal foul on Dwayne Bacon  
5:05   Pascal Siakam missed hook shot  
5:03   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
4:55 +2 Frank Kaminsky made layup, assist by Jeremy Lamb 23-20
4:52   Shooting foul on Kemba Walker  
4:52 +1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 24-20
4:52 +1 Pascal Siakam made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-20
4:30   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
4:17   Personal foul on Frank Kaminsky  
4:17 +1 Fred VanVleet made 1st of 2 free throws 26-20
4:15   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
4:03   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
4:03 +1 Frank Kaminsky made 1st of 2 free throws 26-21
4:03 +1 Frank Kaminsky made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-22
3:48 +2 Kawhi Leonard made fade-away jump shot 28-22
3:34   Personal foul on Fred VanVleet  
3:23   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
3:21 +2 Jeremy Lamb made dunk 28-24
3:07   Bad pass turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Jeremy Lamb  
3:01 +2 Jeremy Lamb made layup, assist by Dwayne Bacon 28-26
2:45 +2 Serge Ibaka made jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 30-26
2:18   Out of bounds turnover on Serge Ibaka  
2:02   Frank Kaminsky missed fade-away jump shot  
1:57   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
1:55 +2 Jeremy Lamb made reverse layup 30-28
1:42   Out of bounds turnover on Fred VanVleet  
1:21 +3 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Lamb 30-31
1:09   Bad pass turnover on Pascal Siakam, stolen by Jeremy Lamb  
1:02 +2 Jeremy Lamb made floating jump shot 30-33
0:48   Serge Ibaka missed layup  
0:46   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:46 +2 Serge Ibaka made dunk 32-33
0:32   Frank Kaminsky missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:24   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
0:06 +2 Norman Powell made jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 34-33
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41   Devonte' Graham missed floating jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
11:00 +2 Serge Ibaka made jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 36-33
10:41   Malik Monk missed driving layup  
10:38   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
10:21   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
10:12   Traveling violation turnover on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
10:01   Lost ball turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Miles Bridges  
9:57 +2 Devonte' Graham made layup, assist by Miles Bridges 36-35
9:35   Lost ball turnover on Fred VanVleet, stolen by Nicolas Batum  
9:30   Miles Bridges missed layup  
9:30   TOR team rebound  
9:22 +2 Fred VanVleet made driving layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 38-35
9:22   Shooting foul on Willy Hernangomez  
9:22 +1 Fred VanVleet made free throw 39-35
9:05 +3 Malik Monk made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Miles Bridges 39-38
8:47   Out of bounds turnover on Devonte' Graham  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Malik Monk  
8:20   Willy Hernangomez missed layup, blocked by Serge Ibaka  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
8:14   Shooting foul on Nicolas Batum  
8:14 +1 Kyle Lowry made 1st of 2 free throws 40-38
8:14 +1 Kyle Lowry made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-38
8:01   Bad pass turnover on Willy Hernangomez, stolen by OG Anunoby  
7:50 +2 Kyle Lowry made driving layup 43-38
7:30   Willy Hernangomez missed layup  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
7:17 +2 Malik Monk made layup, assist by Miles Bridges 43-40
6:57   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
6:47   Offensive foul on Frank Kaminsky  
6:47   Turnover on Frank Kaminsky  
6:41   Personal foul on Malik Monk  
6:41   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
6:41   Kawhi Leonard missed free throw  
6:41   TOR team rebound  
6:36   Jeremy Lin missed fade-away jump shot  
6:32   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
6:21   Dwayne Bacon missed jump shot  
6:19   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
6:03   Personal foul on Jeremy Lin  
5:55 +3 Malik Monk made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwayne Bacon 45-43
5:38   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lin  
5:04   Fred VanVleet missed driving layup  
5:01   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
4:58 +3 Kemba Walker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malik Monk 45-46
4:44   Shooting foul on Dwayne Bacon  
4:44 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 46-46
4:44 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-46
4:32 +2 Kemba Walker made jump shot 47-48
4:02   Dwayne Bacon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:58   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
3:47 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving layup 49-48
3:30 +2 Frank Kaminsky made floating jump shot, assist by Kemba Walker 49-50
3:20   Violation  
3:14 +2 Fred VanVleet made floating jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 51-50
3:14   Shooting foul on Malik Monk  
3:14 +1 Fred VanVleet made free throw 52-50
2:54   Frank Kaminsky missed hook shot  
2:52   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
2:46 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 55-50
2:33   Dwayne Bacon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:23 +3 Fred VanVleet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 58-50
2:08   Kemba Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Fred VanVleet  
2:02   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
1:54 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving dunk 60-50
1:42 +2 Kemba Walker made finger-roll layup 60-52
1:17 +3 Kawhi Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 63-52
1:08   Personal foul on Kawhi Leonard  
0:56 +2 Dwayne Bacon made driving layup, assist by Kemba Walker 63-54
0:37 +2 Kyle Lowry made jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 65-54
0:27   Dwayne Bacon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:25   Offensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
0:00   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:40 +3 Frank Kaminsky made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwayne Bacon 65-60
11:10   Offensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
10:57   Offensive foul on Marc Gasol  
10:57   Turnover on Marc Gasol  
10:45   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
10:45 +1 Frank Kaminsky made free throw 65-63
10:31 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 67-63
10:05   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
9:52   Traveling violation turnover on Kawhi Leonard  
9:52   Violation  
9:25 +2 Pascal Siakam made driving layup 69-63
8:55 +3 Kemba Walker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 69-66
8:39   Danny Green missed jump shot  
8:36   Defensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
8:33 +2 Kemba Walker made layup 69-68
8:33   Shooting foul on Pascal Siakam  
8:33 +1 Kemba Walker made free throw 69-69
8:24   Offensive foul on Kyle Lowry  
8:24   Turnover on Kyle Lowry  
7:58 +2 Dwayne Bacon made layup 69-71
7:46 +2 Pascal Siakam made jump shot 71-71
7:32   Personal foul on Pascal Siakam  
7:32   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
7:32 +1 Kemba Walker made free throw 71-72
7:22   Frank Kaminsky missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
7:10   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:07   Defensive rebound by Kemba Walker  
7:01   Miles Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:59   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
6:54 +2 Kyle Lowry made layup 73-72
6:32 +2 Frank Kaminsky made driving layup, assist by Kemba Walker 73-74
6:16   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:10   Defensive rebound by Frank Kaminsky  
6:01   Miles Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:59   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
5:55 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 76-74
5:44   Jeremy Lamb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
5:33   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
5:33 +1 Kawhi Leonard made free throw 77-74
5:24   Danny Green missed jump shot  
5:21   Defensive rebound by Kemba Walker  
5:08 +3 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kemba Walker 77-77
5:00   Personal foul on Nicolas Batum  
4:47 +2 Kyle Lowry made floating jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 79-77
4:23   Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
4:15   Shooting foul on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
4:15 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 80-77
4:15   Kawhi Leonard missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:10   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Bacon  
3:50   Dwayne Bacon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:40   Personal foul on Nicolas Batum  
3:33 +2 Kawhi Leonard made layup, assist by Serge Ibaka 82-77
3:19 +2 Jeremy Lamb made floating jump shot 82-79
3:19   Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka  
3:19 +1 Jeremy Lamb made free throw 82-80
2:57 +2 Serge Ibaka made finger-roll layup 84-80
2:33 +2 Jeremy Lamb made driving layup 84-82
2:20   Offensive goaltending turnover on Serge Ibaka  
2:07   Jeremy Lamb missed floating jump shot  
2:02   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
2:02 +2 Jeremy Lamb made dunk 84-84
1:49 +2 Fred VanVleet made jump shot 86-84
1:22 +3 Nicolas Batum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Lamb 86-87
0:56   Jeremy Lin missed jump shot  
0:51   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
0:51 +1 Jeremy Lamb made free throw 86-88
0:37   Devonte' Graham missed driving layup  
0:28 +2 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made floating jump shot, assist by Devonte' Graham 86-90
0:05   Pascal Siakam missed driving layup  
0:00   Jeremy Lamb missed floating jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44   Defensive rebound by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
11:31   Jeremy Lamb missed driving layup  
11:29   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Malik Monk  
11:09   Shooting foul on Kyle Lowry  
11:09 +1 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made 1st of 2 free throws 86-91
11:09 +1 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made 2nd of 2 free throws 86-92
10:46   Bad pass turnover on Fred VanVleet, stolen by Jeremy Lamb  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Malik Monk  
10:11 +3 Jeremy Lamb made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 86-95
9:53   Shooting foul on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  
9:53 +1 OG Anunoby made 1st of 2 free throws 87-95
9:53 +1 OG Anunoby made 2nd of 2 free throws 88-95
9:32   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
9:28