CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Kemba Walker drove for a left-handed layup as time expired to lift Charlotte over New York, snapping the Hornets’ 10-game losing streak.
Gerald Henderson scored a season-high 22 points and Al Jefferson had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who nearly squandered a 20-point lead for the third time this season.
The Knicks stormed back from 20 down late in the third quarter behind 32 points from Carmelo Anthony to take the lead with less than a minute left. But Anthony missed a short jumper and the Hornets grabbed the rebound with 4 seconds remaining.
After a timeout, Walker received a half-court inbounds pass around the top of the key, faked to the right and found a crease down the left side of the lane. He put the ball off the glass for the winner, sending the Knicks to their seventh straight loss.
Walker finished with 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting, but it was his second game-winning shot of the season.