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Charlotte Hornets (26-33)


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Howard leads Hornets over Pistons 114-98 for 4th win in row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dwight Howard had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kemba Walker added 17 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 114-98 on Sunday for their season-best fourth straight win.

The Hornets improved to 27-33 while making a push toward the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs. The Pistons have 28 wins, and there are eight teams in the conference with at least 31 victories.

Seven Charlotte players scored in double digits, and the Hornets' bench outscored Detroit's reserves 51-28.

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Leaders
Points: Kemba Walker23.0
Rebounds: Dwight Howard12.7
Assists: Kemba Walker5.8
FG%: Dwight Howard53.9%
Steals: Kemba Walker1.23
Blocks: Dwight Howard1.64
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.4 (16)
Rebounds: 43.2 (17)
Assists: 24.1 (22)
FG%: 46.3% (18)
FT%: 80.6% (30)
3P%: 37.0% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 106.4 (13)
Rebounds: 45.7 (3)
Assists: 21.1 (27)
FG%: 44.3% (27)
FT%: 73.9% (27)
3P%: 36.6% (10)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Washington 34 25 .576 --
Miami 31 29 .517 3.5
Charlotte 27 33 .450 7.5
Orlando 18 41 .305 16.0
Atlanta 18 42 .300 16.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/7/2018 Guillermo Hernangómez Traded For O'Bryant and two picks
10/13/2017 Terry Henderson Waived
10/13/2017 Isaiah Hicks Waived
10/13/2017 Luke Petrasek Waived
10/13/2017 T.J. Williams Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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