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133
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CHA -3.5, O/U 210.0
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Kemba's 41, fast start help Hornets beat Pacers 133-126

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 41 points on 11-for-22 shooting and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Indiana Pacers 133-126 with the help of a record-setting first quarter Friday night.

Buoyed by 16 points from Nicolas Batum, the Hornets scored 49 points in the first, a franchise-best for a quarter. Charlotte connected on 7 of 11 from 3-point range and hit 19 of 23 from the field in that stretch. It marked the highest point total for an NBA team in any quarter this season.

Four other Hornets players scored in double-digits, led by Batum's 31 points and Dwight Howard's 12 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte won its second game in a row.

Victor Oladipo had 35 points for the Pacers, who halted a three-game winning streak. Myles Turner added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana.

Charlotte led 49-37 after the first, as the Pacers came within a point of matching the most first-quarter points by a Hornets opponent this season.

The Pacers outscored the Hornets 34-25 in the third quarter, led by 13 points from Oladipo, to narrow Charlotte's advantage to 96-91. Cory Joseph's free throws cut Indiana's deficit to 128-124 with 40 seconds left, but Charlotte hit five free throws after that to ice it.

TIP-INS:

Pacers: Indiana coach Nate McMillan missed the game for personal reasons. Longtime assistant Dan Burke served as acting head coach. ... Center Al Jefferson, who played for Charlotte 2013-16, received a loud ovation when he entered the game at the end of the second quarter.

Hornets: The 49-point first bettered a 47-point fourth quarter Charlotte had on Dec. 4, 1991 against the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Batum was 11-of-18 shooting. ... C Cody Zeller returned to the lineup after missing 27 games because of left knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. The Hornets were 12-15 without Zeller in that stretch. Zeller totaled five points and three rebounds in 16 minutes. ... Marvin Williams missed his second straight game with a left ankle sprain. Coach Steve Clifford said Williams is not expected to miss significant time. ... Dwight Howard's 11th consecutive double-double - the longest active streak in the NBA - was his 33rd of the season.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Back home Saturday to host Philadelphia for a quick two-game homestand.

Hornets: Travel to Phoenix on Sunday for the first of a four-game West Coast road trip.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Nicolas Batum 0:02
  Lance Stephenson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:06
+ 1 Kemba Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:10
+ 1 Kemba Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:10
  Personal foul on Lance Stephenson 0:10
+ 2 Cory Joseph made driving layup 0:13
+ 1 Treveon Graham made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:18
+ 1 Treveon Graham made 1st of 2 free throws 0:18
  Personal foul on Bojan Bogdanovic 0:18
  Defensive rebound by Treveon Graham 0:18
  Myles Turner missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
Team Stats
Points 126 133
Field Goals 44-87 (50.6%) 44-83 (53.0%)
3-Pointers 12-29 (41.4%) 15-33 (45.5%)
Free Throws 26-28 (92.9%) 30-34 (88.2%)
Total Rebounds 37 51
Offensive 7 11
Defensive 24 32
Team 6 8
Assists 21 27
Steals 10 5
Blocks 6 2
Turnovers 11 15
Fouls 25 21
Technicals 1 0
35 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
41 PTS, 3 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Pacers 29-24 37203435126
home team logo Hornets 22-29 49222537133
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 29-24 108.7 PPG 43.6 RPG 25.8 APG
home team logo Hornets 22-29 112.6 PPG 44.8 RPG 23.9 APG
Key Players
V. Oladipo SG 19.1 PPG 5.8 RPG 5.2 APG 42.4 FG%
K. Walker PG 25.1 PPG 4.3 RPG 5.6 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
V. Oladipo SG 35 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
K. Walker PG 41 PTS 3 REB 9 AST
50.6 FG% 53.0
41.4 3PT FG% 45.5
92.9 FT% 88.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
V. Oladipo 35 5 2 11/21 3/4 10/11 1 37 2 1 1 1 4 0 46
M. Turner 19 11 2 8/14 1/4 2/2 4 31 1 3 3 3 8 +1 35
B. Bogdanovic 18 2 2 5/10 2/5 6/6 3 32 0 0 2 1 1 -4 22
D. Collison 10 1 4 4/11 2/5 0/0 3 29 3 1 0 0 1 -4 23
T. Young 9 4 3 4/7 0/1 1/2 2 29 1 0 1 2 2 -2 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
V. Oladipo 35 5 2 11/21 3/4 10/11 1 37 2 1 1 1 4 0 46
M. Turner 19 11 2 8/14 1/4 2/2 4 31 1 3 3 3 8 +1 35
B. Bogdanovic 18 2 2 5/10 2/5 6/6 3 32 0 0 2 1 1 -4 22
D. Collison 10 1 4 4/11 2/5 0/0 3 29 3 1 0 0 1 -4 23
T. Young 9 4 3 4/7 0/1 1/2 2 29 1 0 1 2 2 -2 19
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Stephenson 15 1 3 5/11 3/6 2/2 4 23 0 0 2 0 1 -6 20
C. Joseph 12 4 1 5/8 1/4 1/1 3 25 2 0 0 0 4 -5 20
D. Sabonis 8 3 2 2/4 0/0 4/4 5 16 1 1 1 0 3 -8 16
J. Young 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
T. Leaf 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 -7 2
A. Jefferson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 126 31 21 44/87 12/29 26/28 25 234 10 6 11 7 24 -35 204
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Walker 41 3 9 11/22 5/12 14/14 1 41 0 0 4 1 2 +8 58
N. Batum 31 9 2 11/18 7/11 2/2 2 34 0 0 1 1 8 +1 43
F. Kaminsky 15 6 5 4/8 2/5 5/7 0 29 0 0 3 1 5 +10 28
D. Howard 12 11 2 6/8 0/0 0/0 4 31 0 1 2 1 10 -4 26
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 6 1 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 24 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Walker 41 3 9 11/22 5/12 14/14 1 41 0 0 4 1 2 +8 58
N. Batum 31 9 2 11/18 7/11 2/2 2 34 0 0 1 1 8 +1 43
F. Kaminsky 15 6 5 4/8 2/5 5/7 0 29 0 0 3 1 5 +10 28
D. Howard 12 11 2 6/8 0/0 0/0 4 31 0 1 2 1 10 -4 26
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 6 1 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 24 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Lamb 14 3 2 5/9 1/4 3/3 1 21 1 0 0 2 1 +3 22
C. Zeller 5 3 1 2/6 0/0 1/2 4 15 1 0 2 1 2 +11 9
T. Graham 5 3 3 0/1 0/0 5/6 3 15 1 0 0 1 2 +2 15
M. Carter-Williams 4 4 3 2/6 0/1 0/0 3 24 2 1 1 2 2 +4 16
J. Stone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Paige - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Mathiang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. O'Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bacon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Monk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 133 43 27 44/83 15/33 30/34 21 234 5 2 15 11 32 +35 222