Zeller, Hornets snap Hawks' 6-game win streak, 100-96
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nic Batum had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Cody Zeller matched his career high with 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets came from behind to snap the Atlanta Hawks' six-game winning streak with a 100-96 victory Friday night.
Zeller was 9 of 10 from the field. Kemba Walker overcame a slow start and scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half for his 10th straight 20-point game.
The Hornets improved to 8-3 with their first victory against one of the upper-echelon teams in the Eastern Conference.
Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Kent Bazemore had 19 points.
Dwight Howard had 10 points and 18 rebounds before being ejected in the fourth quarter.