Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
The Charlotte Hornets Get Out Of Dallas With A 102-98 Win
Kemba Walker led the way for the Charlotte Hornets with 24 points, three steals, two rebounds, and two dimes in 34 minutes of work. Dwight Howard recorded a double-double with 18 points and 23 rebounds. While Jeremy Lamb chipped in 14 points, Four dimes, three rebounds, and a steal. Charlotte’s rookie Malik Monk had a solid outing against the Mavericks with a state line of 11 points, two steals, one rebound, and one assist.
After the game, the Dwight Howard gave his thoughts on playing against Dirk Nowitzki for so long “Dirk is an unbelievable scorer and great guy. 20 years in the NBA is a very long time, and from day one he has made an impact in this league. Unfortunately, father time catches up with all of us, and he has had a fantastic career. When he decides to hang it up the game will miss Dirk.” Said Howard. Our correspondent Landon Buford followed that question up with asking Howard does he imagine himself playing for 20 years and here is what he had to say ‘ Yeah, I ain’t, but 32 and I see myself playing until I am 40 years old or as long as God wants me too.”
Hornets.com asked Dwight, about not missing a beat after sitting out the previous game which saw Kemba Walker set a franchise record with 46 points in a blow out of the Grizzlies by 61 points.
“I was trying to get as many rebounds that I can and dominate the paint, set some screens for Kemba and the rest of the guys, which open up everything else in the paint. Dallas, despite the record and where they are they play hard every night, and we owed them a game, so I am happy we got this one.
Howard also broke the franchise season record that stood over 27 years beating Larry Johnson and was asked what it meant to him.”
“I am just thankful and blessed that God has given me the strength to play this long, play at a high level, and just restore my health. So, I am very thankful to him for that. You know, I really haven’t look at any of the stats, and anything like that, but again I am just thankful to have my health and be able to play this long.”
As for the Mavericks in the 102-98 loss to the Hornets, Dennis Smith Jr. scored 21 points, six assists, and five rebounds, with their second-leading scorer Yogi Ferrell.Tweet