The Charlotte Hornets, who are facing the prospect of playing without their star point guard, Kemba Walker, for at least six weeks, lost to the Defending NBA Champions, San Antonio, in Texas 95-86 Wednesday night. Balanced scoring was once again the rule for the Spurs, with Tony Parker had 17 points, Danny Green had sixteen points, and Tim Duncan added twelve points and 14 rebounds. Gerald Henderson had 18 to lead Charlotte and Al Jefferson added 17 points and 16 rebounds, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scoring 14. Walker did undergo successful surgery for his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee Wednesday. Next game for the Hornets is Saturday night at Denver with a tipoff at 9:00PM. News Radio 1490 will have broadcast coverage.
In other games of note, Atlanta won its 17th in a row, beating Brooklyn 113-102, They have now won 31 of their last 33 games. And Kyrie Irving exploded for a career high 55 points to lead Cleveland to a 99-94 win over Portland.