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Hornets prevail over Hawks, 121-110

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The Hornets get a much needed home win vs. Atlanta.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets managed to come away with a much-needed victory, defeating the Atlanta Hawks, 121-110, on Friday night In the final game of a five-game homestand, Charlotte survived the fourth quarter surge by Atlanta to ice the game with less than a minute to go.

Charlotte started the game pretty quickly. They outscored the Hawks 30-26 at the end of the first quarter, and also led at halftime, 61-52. After the second quarter, however, the pace would slow for Charlotte, and they outscored in the third, 31-24. In the fourth quarter, the Hornets regained momentum and the lead in the final few minutes to win. They scored the final 12 points of the game.

The jerseys that the Hornets were wearing were pretty sweet as well.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

One notable stat line from Friday night’s victory is Dwight Howard’s performance. He recorded 18 points, 15 rebounds, and seven blocks after proclaiming he wanted to “kill the Hawks” before the game.

Kemba Walker also had a big game. He dropped 29 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Walker also recorded 10 of the last 16 points scored by Charlotte.

The next game up for the Hornets will be against the Miami Heat on Saturday. Last time these two teams faced off, things did not go as planned for Charlotte. James Johnson scored five points in seven seconds and Kelly Olynyk scored a free throw with less than a second left to give the Heat the edge over the Hornets. Hopefully, the result will be different tomorrow night, and the Hornets can avoid going 0-4 against the Heat.