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QUICKCAP: Hornets 98 Magic 83: Charlotte Completes Road Trip With Win In Orlando

Charlotte lost two early games in Time Warner Cable Arena this season to Orlando but tonight's win means the Hornets tied the season series and evened up their record as they head home after a four-game road trip.

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My anxiety levels over the 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets began to peak when they dropped two early games to the Orlando Magic at home. During one of the contests, the Hornets blew a 23-point lead en route to an embarrassing home loss.

Tonight, the Hornets officially completed a mini-comeback within their season, winning on the road in Orlando and sweeping them on their home floor after getting swept on theirs.

The 98-83 win Sunday ends a four-game road trip for Charlotte. The Hornets finished the road trip with a solid 2-2 record. Any road win in the NBA is a good one and the Hornets gained two in a crucial part of the season.

Mo Williams continued his take over of my heart, dropping 23 points, going 4-of-7 from 3-point land. After a cold 0-of-3 start, Gerald Henderson hit five of his next six shots and ended with 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was quietly good as he has been all season. He was a member of the double-double club with Al Jefferson tonight. MKG tallied 11 points to go with 13 rebounds while Big Al contributed 16 points and 10 boards. Cody Zeller, caught up in foul trouble all night, was a near member of the club, grabbing eight rebounds to go with 16 points. All five Hornets starters scored in double-figures tonight.

A big storyline tonight was the return of center Bismack Biyombo. In 14 minutes, Bismack had just three points and three rebounds but his presence was felt on both ends of the floor, the true measure of a player like Biyombo.

The win pushes Charlotte's record to 24-33, tying it with Brooklyn's and just one game back of Miami.

The Hornets will fly home tonight where they will play five of their next seven games, starting with the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night at the Cable Box.