Hawks edge Hornets to end 10-game skid
Walker had come to life in the fourth quarter and scored seven of his 22 points in the final three minutes. He gave the Hornets the lead on a jumper with 48.2 seconds, and Atlanta appeared finished after Trae Young missed a driving layup and the Hornets got the rebound.
Charlotte got off to a fast start and appeared to be on its way to an easy victory by taking a 43-32 lead after the first quarter, but the Hawks battled back and cut the Hornets' margin to 66-65 at the half.
Atlanta, which has struggled mightily in the third quarter, actually surged ahead at that time and led 100-97.
Walker gave the Hornets the lead when he drained a 3-pointer to put the Hornets ahead 119-118 with 2:34 left in the game, but Bazemore answered with a driving layup on a nice pass from Collins to put Atlanta back up 120-119.
The Hornets beat the Hawks 113-102 on Nov. 6 to start Atlanta on its 10-game losing streak. The Hawks had not won since Nov. 3, but were able to break through on the final game of a four-game homestand.
Atlanta plays again on Tuesday at Miami, the first of a three-game road trip. Charlotte returns home Monday for a game against Milwaukee.
--Field Level Media
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