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Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball lead Hornets past Kemba Walker, Knicks

The Charlotte Hornets battled back from an early 16-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 104-96 for just their second win in the last seven games.
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Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) looks for an opening past New York Knicks guard Evan Fournier (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miles Bridges scored 24 points on some high-flying dunks and spin moves, LaMelo Ball had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 12 points and nine assists, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from an early 16-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 104-96 for just their second win in the last seven games. 

Gordon Hayward added 22 points and seven assists, and Terry Rozier chipped in with 18 points as the Hornets outscored the Knicks 34-21 in the third quarter to erase a nine-point halftime deficit. 

Kemba Walker broke out of his shooting slump against his former team, scoring 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting for the Knicks, who have lost five of seven.

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