CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dwight Howard grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds and added 15 points, Kemba Walker scored 31 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-96 on Thursday night.
Dante Cunningham had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who lost their eighth straight game and fell to 19-41.
D'Angelo Russell, starting for the first time since November knee surgery, scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
All five Charlotte starters scored in double digits and the Hornets hit 52.4 percent from 3-point range. Charlotte improved to 25-33 with its second straight victory.
Howard had a double-double - 10 points and 11 rebounds - after 10 minutes of play in the first quarter. But the Hornets still needed Walker's big fourth quarter, when he had 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting, to secure the victory.
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Double digit scoring for D-Lo! pic.twitter.com/FxgkrVo5Ud- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 23, 2018
Right on target 🎯 pic.twitter.com/8PDMknd5wg- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 23, 2018
What's next: The Nets are next in action on Monday against the Bulls at 7:30 p.m