Walker's game-winner lifts Hornets over Pelicans 98-94

Walker's game-winner lifts Hornets over Pelicans 98-94

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and appeared to struggle getting the shot off after Jrue Holiday hit him on the arm, but he muscled the shot in. Walker added the free throw for the 3-point play.

The Pelicans had one last chance to tie but Marvin Williams stole the inbounds pass at halfcourt and was fouled. He sank one of two shots to seal the victory.

The Hornets have counted on Walker with Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson out with injuries, and he's stepped up to the challenge with three straight 30-point games.

Charlotte has won three straight.

Anthony Davis had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans.

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