Walker hits game-winner to lead Hornets past Pacers, 96-95
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 22 points and hit the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds left to lead the Charlotte Hornets over the Indiana Pacers 96-95 on Friday night.
Monta Ellis gave Indiana the lead with a layup over Walker with 16.2 seconds to go. Walker then split two defenders to get to the rim on Charlotte’s ensuing possession and sank a left-handed scoop shot over Paul George.
The Pacers had a chance at the buzzer, but George’s shot from the top of the key missed. George finished with 32 points.
Marvin Williams had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who won for the second time this month at Indiana after dropping 12 straight on the Pacers‘ home court. Walker added 10 assists, and Indiana native Cody Zeller had 14 points and five rebounds.
Rookie center Myles Turner scored 15 for Indiana. Ellis finished with 14, and George Hill added 10 points and seven assists.