CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Harris scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a 111-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
The Nets (12-10) won for the fifth time in their last six road games, all while playing without injured point guard Kyrie Irving.
Taurean Prince also scored 16 points, while Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 12 assists. Charlotte controlled much of the opening half, twice building seven-point leads before taking a 57-55 lead into the break. In the third quarter, the Nets built a 75-66 lead with 4:41 left. Brooklyn took its first double-figure lead at 95-84 after Theo Pinson’s three-point play with 7:36 to play before leading by as many as 14 points. Devonte’ Graham’ scored 29 points for the Hornets. Graham, Charlotte’s leading scorer at 18.7 points per game, bruised his left shoulder a minute into Friday’s game but returned to action in the second quarter and eventually made 8 of 19 shots, going 6 of 11 on 3-pointers. Terry Rozier III added 24 points, Cody Zeller 17 and P.J. Washington 14 for Charlotte.
Nets: Irving missed his 11th straight game witb a right shoulder impingement. Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said before the game there was no injury status update for Irving. Hornets: Entering Friday’s games, Charlotte’s guard duo of Rozier and Graham had made a combined 144 3-pointers. That ranked them tied for second in the NBA behind Houston’s duo of James Harden and Ben McLemore (148).
UP NEXT Nets: Host Denver on Sunday. Hornets: Host Atlanta on Sunday.