Charlotte Hornets improve to 6-0 in preseason

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Kemba Walker scored 22 points, Jeremy Lin added 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-86 on Monday night to remain undefeated in the preseason.

The Hornets (6-0) also got 11 points from P.J. Hairston in his first game back from a calf injury.

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BULLS: Jimmy Butler had 18 points, but was 0 for 4 from 3-point range. … Taj Gibson had a preseason-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting along with nine rebounds. … Chicago was 6 of 27 from beyond the 3-point arc.

HORNETS: Jeremy Lamb left the game with a sprained right ankle and did not return. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out.

STAR WATCH: Pau Gasol had the night off for the Bulls.

MIDSEASON FORM: Joakim Noah recorded his first double-double of the preseason with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

UP NEXT:: Chicago hosts Indiana on Tuesday. Charlotte visits Detroit on Wednesday.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb has left Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.

Lamb’s return is doubtful, according to the team.

Lamb appeared to step on someone’s foot along the baseline and came up limping. He played four minutes and did not have any points.

The Hornets are hoping to get through the preseason without any more injuries. They’ve already lost starting small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for six months to a shoulder injury.

Earlier in the game, Charlotte had a scare when point guard Kemba Walker tumbled to the court after a drive to the basket. He remained on the floor for several minutes, was taken to the locker room but was diagnosed with left heel contusion. He did return to the game.

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