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2018 Schedule
5-9, 4th in Southeast
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Bulls win despite Kemba's 47-point effort (1:26)
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Kemba scores 47 in loss to Bulls (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kemba Walker is absolutely torching the Bulls. He has 35 points through three quarters — getting pretty much whatever shot he wants. Walker is playing an efficient game: 13-for-20 from the field, five rebounds and four assists.

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Kemba drops 22 in first half (1:06)
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Howard flushes two-handed jam (0:19)
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LeBron continues to haunt Hornets

LeBron James has played 46 games against the Hornets, and his team has won 40 of them, including Wednesday's comeback victory. His .870 winning percentage versus Charlotte is the highest for any active player against any team (min. 40 games). The all-time record belongs to Magic Johnson against the Kings (50-4, .926), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Kidd-Gilchrist puts Smith on a poster (0:23)
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Kemba crosses up LeBron for tough bucket (0:24)
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Batum steals inbounds pass, finishes with layup (0:16)

Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info 

Kemba Walker is creating the highest quality shots in the league when passing out of the paint to shooters with a quantified Shot Quality of 57.6%. qSQ (developed by Second Spectrum) measures the eFG% of shots for an average shooter based on shot type, defensive pressure, and shot location. His teammates have also hit those shots with a league leading quantified Shooter Impact of 34.9%. This means that Kemba driving into the paint and passing out to shooters has be extremely efficient for the Hornets.

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LeBron has Kemba's number like few others

LeBron James is 19-0 in his career against Kemba Walker, the most wins without a loss by an active player named an All-Star in his career against another. It's also tied for the second-best win streak by one active player against another. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Hornets' Batum to make season debut vs. Cavs

Nicolas Batum, who has been sidelined since suffering a torn ligament in his left elbow on Oct. 4, will make his season debut for the Hornets on Wednesday.

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Without Kyrie, Celtics rally for 11th straight win (2:37)
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Brown drives into the lane to give Celtics the lead (0:18)
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Larkin hits nasty step-back jumper (0:20)
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Kaminsky scores a quick eight points (0:26)
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Howard gets technical for sending Smart to the ground (0:52)
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Tatum scores off glass over Zeller (0:17)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face early in the first quarter of Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. He is out for the night and being monitored for possible concussion symptoms.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Al Horford: "Al's doing way better, progressing really well, progressing through the [concussion] protocol to this point but we'll hold him out tonight [vs. Charlotte] and reassess at the end of the week." Is a Sunday return possible vs. Raptors? Stevens: “Not going to get into that, predicting stuff."

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.916th
Rebounds Per Game47.05th
Assists Per Game19.628th
Points Allowed106.919th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1859.357
2016-173646.439
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524