For the third time this season, Charlotte’s fearless point guard Kemba Walker snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a game-winning hoop.
Kemba’s wild floater off the glass gave the Hornets a dramatic, come-from-behind 98-94 win Wednesday night against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.
Walker finished with 31 points, the third consecutive game he’s reached the 30-point mark.
Per the Charlotte Observer:
Any doubt of who was going to take the potential game-winning shot for the Charlotte Hornets? […] “None,” said Hornets coach Steve Clifford. “I can’t answer many things so definitively, but I can tell you on that one.”
“I just tried to make a play. Time was running down and I was trying to get as far as I can to the basket and try to get a shot off,” said Walker. “I don’t how that ball went in. The angle was super-awkward. I just got it up.”
Even when the Hornets saw their late-game lead disappear, Walker said he never sensed any panic from his teammates. […] “This is the NBA, teams are always going to make runs and you have to stay confident in yourself,” he said. “That’s what we did. We didn’t get down. We didn’t get frustrated. We just took it up another notch.”