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Batum, Lin lead Hornets

NEW YORK — Nicolas Batum scored 23 and the Hornets beat the Nets 105-100 on Tuesday night. Jeremy Lin added 21 points for Charlotte.

Brook Lopez had 29 points, nine rebounds and a season-high six assists, and Sean Kilpatrick added a career-high 25 points for the Nets.

Batum hit two big shots down the stretch to key the win. Batum's four-point play put Charlotte up 91-84 with 4:11 left and his 3-pointer to made it 96-88 with 2:44 remaining.

Bojan Bogdanovic cut the deficit to 98-97. Kemba Walker then sank two free throws and the Hornets never looked back.

MUTOMBO SAFE AFTER ATTACKS: Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels airport during a deadly terrorist attack early Tuesday, and posted messages on Facebook saying he was not injured. Mutombo, 49, who now lives in Atlanta, retired in 2009.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons probably needs arthroscopic surgery for a right knee meniscus tear on his right knee, according to reports. … The 2018 All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Hornets 105, Nets 100

CHARLOTTE (105): Batum 7-16 5-5 23, Kaminsky 5-11 2-2 14, Zeller 4-5 0-0 8, Walker 4-14 5-6 14, Lee 3-7 0-0 7, Jefferson 5-8 0-0 10, Lin 8-12 4-6 21, Hawes 1-5 0-0 2, Lamb 2-4 1-2 6. Totals 39-82 17-21 105.

BROOKLYN (100): Bogdanovic 4-8 9-9 20, Young 5-12 0-0 10, Lopez 11-19 7-7 29, Sloan 0-5 0-0 0, Ellington 1-4 0-0 2, Hollis-Jefferson 2-4 1-2 5, Brown 0-4 2-2 2, Larkin 2-4 2-2 7, Kilpatrick 9-12 3-3 25, Robinson 0-1 0-2 0, Sims 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-74 24-27 100.

Charlotte 25 21 21 38— 105

Brooklyn 14 22 28 36— 100

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 10-28 (Batum 4-9, Kaminsky 2-5, Lin 1-2, Lamb 1-3, Lee 1-3, Walker 1-5, Hawes 0-1), Brooklyn 8-18 (Kilpatrick 4-5, Bogdanovic 3-5, Larkin 1-1, Lopez 0-1, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Ellington 0-1, Sloan 0-2, Brown 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 42 (Kaminsky 7), Brooklyn 48 (Lopez 9). AssistsCharlotte 21 (Jefferson, Lin, Walker 4), Brooklyn 21 (Sloan, Lopez 6).

Heat 113, Pelicans 99

MIAMI (113): J.Johnson 2-7 4-6 8, Deng 1-7 3-3 5, Stoudemire 6-8 4-4 16, Dragic 8-18 2-2 21, Wade 10-21 5-6 25, Winslow 4-6 0-0 8, Richardson 3-8 0-0 6, Whiteside 10-11 4-6 24, Green 0-1 0-0 0, McRoberts 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-88 22-27 113.

NEW ORLEANS (99): Babbitt 10-19 1-2 23, Cunningham 1-3 2-2 4, Asik 3-6 2-5 8, Douglas 4-16 5-6 14, Holiday 7-23 7-7 24, Perkins 2-3 0-0 4, Gee 3-3 1-1 7, Frazier 3-10 4-4 11, Ajinca 1-4 2-3 4. Totals 34-87 24-30 99.

Miami 35 24 27 27— 113

New Orleans 21 19 33 26— 99

3-Point GoalsMiami 3-19 (Dragic 3-7, Green 0-1, Winslow 0-2, J.Johnson 0-2, Richardson 0-3, Deng 0-4), New Orleans 7-16 (Holiday 3-8, Babbitt 2-2, Frazier 1-2, Douglas 1-3, Cunningham 0-1). ReboundsMiami 58 (Whiteside 14), New Orleans 50 (Douglas, Asik 9). Total FoulsMiami 22, New Orleans 25.

Batum, Lin lead Hornets 03/22/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 10:59pm]
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