Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker sets multiple records in 60 point effort

Arnold Nichols
November 21, 2018

"TP, he's been in situations like this before and he told me he got me, he came and made two big shots, what more can you ask for?"

His MVP level of play was on full display during that 60 point effort against Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, it was newly-acquired Jimmy Butler who ruined the huge night of the Hornets guard by draining a last-second 3-pointer for the win.

Health has always been the one thing that's held Embiid back during his first few seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Lakers star Lebron James did not play in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 22 points, seven assists and four rebounds.

"This game I've felt a lot more comfortable, and know what coach wants from me".

Jimmy Butler got the last laugh with his game-winning triple, but folks around the league have begun to take note of Charlotte's growing icon.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond flexes after a play
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond flexes after a play

The Suns haven't had many 20-second stretches to celebrate quite like Butler's this season.

The scores were tied with 34.7 seconds left in overtime when Willy Hernangomez stole a Simmons pass.

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker scored a franchise-record 60 points Saturday night in an overtime loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Walker's 43 points, five assists and four rebounds moved the Hornets to 8-8 for the season. The versatile four-time All-Star put up 14 points down in Orlando on Wednesday night and through November 15, is averaging 20.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a career-high 2.2 steals in 11 total games. "I just wanted it to stop at 60".

The Hornets next face the Boston Celtics on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. Butler then sealed the game with a dagger 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to cap a thriller in Charlotte.

The Warriors (12-5) are physically wounded (Stephen Curry is still out) and, to quote coach Steve Kerr, "banged up spiritually" in the aftermath of the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green spat.

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