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Randy Foye's 3 gives Nets 120-118 victory over Hornets

NEW YORK (AP) Randy Foye might not even have been in the game if not for Jeremy Lin's injury.

The Brooklyn Nets were lucky he was.

Foye made a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and give the Nets a 120-118 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

The Nets overcame the loss of Lin and a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to stop a five-game losing streak. Foye played a little with Lin in the first half, then was on the floor the entire fourth quarter after the point guard exited.

''We were already playing together in the second quarter, but when he went out, the next man had to step up,'' Foye said.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Brooklyn with 26 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 23 and Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 21 in the fourth.

Nicolas Batum had 24 points and Jeremy Lamb added 17 for Charlotte, but the Hornets had their three-game winning streak snapped.

''We kind of relaxed for a little while,'' center Cody Zeller said. ''We can't play in spurts like we did tonight, like we have early on in the season.''

Lin strained his left hamstring in the third, the same injury that forced him to miss 17 games earlier this season.

Lopez scored 10 straight Brooklyn points and then the Nets went outside, with Kilpatrick making a 3-pointer with 1:36 left and Bogdanovic adding another 30 seconds later to make it 117-113.

But Batum nailed a 3, and after Bogdanovic missed, Kemba Walker drove to the basket. His shot was blocked, but Zeller followed it up to put Charlotte ahead 118-117.

The Nets called timeout and inbounded from the sideline. Foye caught the pass on a play he said was supposed to be for Lopez - and hit the second game-winner of his career.

Lin landed awkwardly and limped to the line after he was fouled on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter. He made the free throws to start a 15-0 run that erased a 14-point deficit.

But he didn't run back down court after missing a reverse layup with about eight minutes left in the period, instead walking toward the bench to say he needed to come out. Bogdanovic's three-point play on the Nets' next possession culminated the run and gave them a 69-68 lead, but Charlotte quickly went back ahead and stayed there until Lopez converted his second straight three-point play to tie it at 98 with 7:40 remaining.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Walker and Zeller each finished with 15 points. ... G Marco Belinelli missed his first game of the season after spraining his left ankle Friday in a victory over Chicago.

Nets: F Joe Harris made his first start with the Nets and second of his career but didn't do much with his chance, going scoreless and taking just two shots in 12 minutes. ... Brooklyn ended an 11-game losing streak against Eastern Conference teams.

WALKER'S WOES

On the day the Hornets launched their push to get Walker to the All-Star Game at www.walkercharlotteranger.com, the point guard was scoreless in the fourth quarter and 1 for 8 in the second half.

''It happens. The ball just didn't drop,'' he said. ''I've got to be better for my team offensively because they depend on me for that, but unfortunately the ball just didn't drop.''

HEALTHY, THEN HURT AGAIN

The Nets had their full roster healthy and available for the first time all season before Lin's injury.

''With guys in and out, we've been trying to find the right lineups and right combinations, and you do need a certain - statistically and from a coaching standpoint - you need a certain sample size to see a group together to have more of an idea,'' coach Kenny Atkinson said before the game. ''So we're still trying to grasp what our best lineups are and when to put in the best lineups, just trying to figure that whole puzzle out right now.''

UP NEXT

Hornets: Visit Orlando on Wednesday. The Hornets have won the last four meetings, including a 109-88 victory this month.

Nets: Visit Chicago on Wednesday. The Bulls hammered the Nets by 30 in Brooklyn on Halloween.

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Key Players
K. Walker
15 PG
B. Lopez
11 C
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
20.4 Pts. Per Game 20.4
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
5.4 Reb. Per Game 5.4
45.4 Field Goal % 46.9
41.1 Three Point % 35.9
80.6 Free Throw % 84.3
+ 3 Randy Foye made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 0:02
+ 2 Cody Zeller made layup 0:02
  Offensive rebound by Cody Zeller 0:03
  Kemba Walker missed driving layup, blocked by Trevor Booker 0:05
  Kemba Walker missed driving layup 0:05
  Kemba Walker missed driving layup 0:05
  Kemba Walker missed driving layup 0:05
  Defensive rebound by Cody Zeller 0:09
  Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:09
+ 3 Nicolas Batum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kemba Walker 0:30
  Defensive rebound by Cody Zeller 0:38
Team Stats
Points 118 120
Field Goals 44-94 (46.8%) 40-75 (53.3%)
3-Pointers 8-26 (30.8%) 15-31 (48.4%)
Free Throws 22-25 (88.0%) 25-31 (80.6%)
Total Rebounds 52 42
Offensive 12 4
Defensive 32 35
Team 8 3
Assists 23 26
Steals 11 4
Blocks 3 8
Turnovers 11 15
Fouls 24 21
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
21 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Hornets 17-14 40232530118
home team logo Nets 8-22 31232937120
Team Stats
away team logo Hornets 17-14 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Nets 8-22 111.4 PPG 40.4 RPG 19.2 APG
Key Players
N. Batum SF 9.3 PPG 5.2 RPG 3.3 APG 45.0 FG%
B. Bogdanovic SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
N. Batum SF 24 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
B. Bogdanovic SG 26 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
46.8 FG% 53.3
30.8 3PT FG% 48.4
88.0 FT% 80.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Batum 24 5 5 7/16 2/6 8/8 2 37 3 0 1 0 5 0 41
K. Walker 15 3 6 6/17 1/5 2/2 3 35 2 0 3 0 3 0 29
C. Zeller 15 9 2 7/11 0/0 1/2 5 29 1 0 0 3 6 0 29
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 12 10 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 1 35 0 2 0 2 8 0 28
M. Williams 9 4 1 3/8 1/3 2/2 1 28 3 0 2 2 2 0 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Batum 24 5 5 7/16 2/6 8/8 2 37 3 0 1 0 5 0 41
K. Walker 15 3 6 6/17 1/5 2/2 3 35 2 0 3 0 3 0 29
C. Zeller 15 9 2 7/11 0/0 1/2 5 29 1 0 0 3 6 0 29
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 12 10 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 1 35 0 2 0 2 8 0 28
M. Williams 9 4 1 3/8 1/3 2/2 1 28 3 0 2 2 2 0 16
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Lamb 17 4 1 7/14 2/6 1/3 3 22 0 1 0 1 3 0 24
F. Kaminsky 13 5 0 5/9 1/3 2/2 4 20 0 0 2 2 3 0 16
R. Sessions 9 0 4 2/6 1/3 4/4 1 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 16
R. Hibbert 4 4 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 4 19 2 0 2 2 2 0 12
M. Belinelli - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Hawes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Graham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 44 23 44/94 8/26 22/25 24 240 11 3 11 12 32 0 211
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Kilpatrick 23 5 4 9/15 4/7 1/2 3 32 0 0 2 0 5 0 34
B. Lopez 21 5 5 8/13 1/3 4/4 1 33 0 3 2 2 3 0 37
J. Lin 17 0 4 6/11 2/4 3/4 2 22 2 0 3 0 0 0 24
T. Booker 3 12 3 1/3 0/0 1/2 2 22 0 1 2 0 12 0 20
J. Harris 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Kilpatrick 23 5 4 9/15 4/7 1/2 3 32 0 0 2 0 5 0 34
B. Lopez 21 5 5 8/13 1/3 4/4 1 33 0 3 2 2 3 0 37
J. Lin 17 0 4 6/11 2/4 3/4 2 22 2 0 3 0 0 0 24
T. Booker 3 12 3 1/3 0/0 1/2 2 22 0 1 2 0 12 0 20
J. Harris 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Bogdanovic 26 4 2 7/11 4/7 8/9 1 27 0 0 0 1 3 0 34
R. Hollis-Jefferson 10 4 1 1/6 0/0 8/10 4 26 1 2 0 1 3 0 19
I. Whitehead 9 2 3 4/7 1/2 0/0 4 16 1 1 4 0 2 0 15
C. LeVert 5 1 1 2/3 1/2 0/0 2 15 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
R. Foye 3 1 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
J. Hamilton 3 3 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 15 0 1 1 0 3 0 8
A. Bennett - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dinwiddie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Vaulet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Scola - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 120 39 26 40/75 15/31 25/31 21 241 4 8 15 4 35 0 208