CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) D'Angelo Russell tied a career high with 40 points and made some huge shots down the stretch, and the Brooklyn Nets picked up an important 117-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
The victory kept the Nets alone in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and gives them 2-1 edge in the series entering Friday night's game at Brooklyn.
The game ended with fans booing the officials off the court after a no-call when Kemba Walker attempted a 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer. Caris LeVert had him well defended and was credited with a blocked shot, but Hornets players threw their arms up in the air and the crowd erupted in loud chorus of boos believing there had been a foul.
Walker finished with 32 points, including 28 in the second half. Tony Parker had 21 points for Charlotte, which battled back from 19 down in the second half and took an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter but couldn't hold on. >> Read More
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