INDIANAPOLIS — Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb had 16 as the suddenly surging Charlotte Hornets rolled to a 117-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Six players scored in double figures for the Hornets (27-26), who won their third straight — and their first at Indiana since November 2008.
Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) puts up a shot against Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Paul George led the Pacers (28-25) with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. George Hill added 10 points, but it wasn't even close to being enough to extend a two-game winning streak.
Charlotte started the second quarter on a 17-4 run to take a 42-29 lead.
And with Indiana's defense struggling to stay in front of the Hornets' deft drivers and potent 3-point shooters, the Pacers never had a chance.
Indiana did cut the deficit to 75-64 late in the third, but Charlotte answered with seven straight points, extended the lead to 89-70 after three and pulled away in the fourth.
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