Inside the box score: Hornets 105, Hawks 90


Inside the box score: Hornets 105, Hawks 90

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Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) drives past Atlanta Hawks’ Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 20, 2017. The Hornets won 105-90. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 105-90 loss to the Hornets Monday.

Key players

* Kemba Walker finished with 16 points, including four 3-pointer, for the Hornets. Ten points came in the second half.

* Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Hawks. He was 8 of 17 from the field and 3 of 7 from 3-point range.

* Dwight Howard had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Key stat

The Hornets used a 27-6 run between the first and second quarters to take a double-digit lead. They led by 13 points after the run. The Hawks never got closer than six points.


* The Hornets four main reserves of Frank Kaminsky, Marco Belinelli, Briante Weber and Jeremy Lamb were a combined plus-86.

* The Hawks held a 45-33 rebound advantage.

* The Hawks committed 18 turnovers leading to 17 points for the Hornets. The Hornets committed eight turnovers that led to six points for the Hawks.

* The Hawks were 4 of 10 from the free-throw line. The Hornets were 13 of 20 from the line.

* Mike Dunleavy, who missed 11 straight games due to right ankle synovitis, was active. He did not play but was said to be available in emergency situations such as a late-game inbound play.


“Credit to Charlotte. They played well tonight. We’ve got to get better.” – Opening statement of Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer following the loss.


The Hawks play at the Wizards on Wednesday in a nationally televised game by ESPN.

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