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Ball, Oubre lead Hornets past Trail Blazers, 125-113

Charlotte had 36 assists in the victory.
Credit: AP
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) drives past Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Matt Kelley)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. β€” LaMelo Ball had 27 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 13 of his 26 points in the decisive fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 125-113 on Sunday night. 

Miles Bridges added 19 points and a career-high nine assists, and P.J. Washington had 17 points to help give coach James Borrego his 100th career victory. 

Charlotte finished 20 of 42 from 3-point range. C.J. McCollum had 25 points for Portland, and Jusuf Nurkic had 13 points and 14 rebounds. The Blazers had won two in a row.

The Hornets are now 5-2 on the season. 

The Hornets will welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Nov. 1. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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