Hornets

Kaminsky stays hot, Hornets top Hawks 105-90

Posted 10:37 p.m. Monday
Updated 10:39 p.m. Monday

— Hornets second-year forward Frank Kaminsky said his biggest problem on the court has been letting go of the past.

"I'm always thinking through stuff, and it's hard to get over things," Kaminsky said. "When you miss four of five shots early in the season, it's hard. I was getting down on myself."

But not anymore.

Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker each had 16 points and increasingly confident Kaminsky added 14 points and five assists off the bench as Charlotte handed the slumping Atlanta Hawks their fourth straight loss, 105-90 on Monday night.

Kaminsky again provided a spark as the Hornets took control early in the second period with a 23-4 run. The Hornets led by nine at the break and stretched the lead to 23 in the fourth quarter.

The 7-footer came into the game averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his previous 15 games. He was 5 of 11 from the field with three 3-pointers, helping stretch the Hawks defense.

"Now, if I miss my first couple of shots, I just keep thinking to myself, 'The next one is going to go in,'" Kaminsky said. "My entire thought process has changed."

That's a big step, said Hornets coach Steve Clifford.

"He's not worrying about mistakes as much to me," Clifford said. "When he plays off his instincts and everything, his talent will shine through. His issue is he's hard on himself. He gets down on himself. I think that as he's kind of played going forward, not worried about mistakes and everything, he's played better and better."

Behind Kaminsky, Charlotte's bench outscored the Hawks 43-22.

It was another rough night for Atlanta, which appeared disinterested and sloppy at times. The Hawks turned the ball over 18 times leading to 17 points.

Atlanta played without All-Star forward Paul Millsap and top reserve guard Kent Bazemore and never got back in sync on offense after opening an 8-1 lead to start the game. Millsap will miss at least another game with tenderness in his right knee, while Bazemore will be reevaluated in seven to 10 days after suffering a bone bruise on his right knee on Saturday night.

"I think it's more than just looking for a way to make up for Paul," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Obviously, he's a big part of what we do and a good player. I think just collectively, we all have to be better."

Dennis Schroder had 20 points to lead the Hawks, while Dwight Howard had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

TIP INS

Hawks: Howard has reached double digits in rebounds in 12 straight games. ... Schroder tallied his 27th 20-point game of the season. ... Mike Dunleavy (right ankle) was declared available before the game but did not play.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left the game with a right ankle strain in the third quarter and did not return. ... Charlotte improved to 14-0 at home when holding an opponent to fewer than 100 points. ... Walker became the sixth NBA player to reach 200 3-pointers this season.

PLAYOFF PUSH

Charlotte has won back-to-back games over Washington and Atlanta to pull within three games of Detroit for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.

"We still believe that we can get in," said Hornets forward Marvin Williams, who had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. "We know we have a small margin for error, but everybody still believes that we can make it to the postseason so we're going to go out there and play like it every night."

ALL IN ON THE BADGERS

Kaminsky said he wasn't surprised that his alma Wisconsin upset No. 1 seed Villanova on Saturday. He joked that he picked the Badgers to go all the way and has them "winning the championship game 100-0."

UP NEXT

Hawks: Travel to face the Wizards on Wednesday night.

Hornets: Travel to face the Magic on Wednesday night.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Golf: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASL Soccer: Miami @ North Carolina FC

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASCAR: Auto Club 400

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on FOX50

  • Golf: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: NCFC @ San Francisco

    Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:00 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Edmonton

    Saturday, Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASL: NCFC @ Miami

    Saturday, Apr. 22 at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NCAA Tournament Elite 8

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NASL: North Carolina FC v. Miami

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 95.7 The Ticket

  • NHL: Canes v. New Jersey Devils

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Maimi

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm

  • NASL: NCFC @ San Francisco

    Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:00 pm

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Edmonton

    Saturday, Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm

  • NASL: NCFC @ Miami

    Saturday, Apr. 22 at 7:30 pm

Men's College Basketball
NCAA Tournament
36Halftime
52
187:55
1st Half
15
#3
6:39 PT7:39 MT8:39 CT9:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 北京时间6:39 MST8:39 EST
Preview
#2
#8
6:59 PT7:59 MT8:59 CT9:59 ET1:59 GMT9:59 北京时间6:59 MST8:59 EST
Preview
#4
NBA Scoreboard
Denver6416.6
2nd Qtr
Indiana53
Detroit3950.5
2nd Qtr
Orlando55
Brooklyn362:47
2nd Qtr
Washington61
Cleveland532:51
2nd Qtr
Charlotte45
Phoenix122:27
1st Qtr
Boston25
Philadelphia 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Chicago 
New Orleans 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Houston 
Atlanta 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Milwaukee 
Sacramento 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 MST9:30 EST6:30 UAE (+1)03:3022:30 ET8:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Golden State 
Minnesota 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 MST9:30 EST6:30 UAE (+1)03:3022:30 ET8:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
LA Lakers 
NHL Scoreboard
NY Islanders01st Int
Pittsburgh0
Tampa Bay07:00
1st
Detroit0
San Jose 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Dallas 
Winnipeg 7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Anaheim 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Rochester 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET7:05 GMT
Syracuse 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET7:05 GMT
Buffalo 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Toledo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Indianapolis 
Norfolk 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Louisville 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Gwinnett 
WGC Match Play (PGA)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
Na v Haas0AS
Leishman v Mickelson0AS
Rahm v Howell III0AS
Kjeldsen v McGirt0AS
Tanihara v Casey0AS
Fisher v Watson0AS
Noren v Koepka0AS
Johnson v Johnson0AS
View Full Leaderboard
Puerto Rico Open (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1tB. DeChambeau-1118
1tD. Points-1118
1tB. Lunde-1115
4tT. Wilkinson-1018
4tJ. Henry-1018
4tT. Hoge-1018
4tC. Stroud-1018
4tR. Campos-1018
4tJ. Spaun-1018
10tM. Thompson-918
View Full Leaderboard
 
Kia Classic (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1C. Kerr-911
2tA. Ernst-716
2tM. Martin-712
4tM. Hur-618
4tK. Icher-611
4tJ. Stoelting-610
7tJ. Ewart Shadoff-518
7tL. Thompson-518
7tM. Jutanugarn-518
7tI. Chun-518
View Full Leaderboard
 
WGC Match Play (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
Na v Haas0AS
Leishman v Mickelson0AS
Rahm v Howell III0AS
Kjeldsen v McGirt0AS
Tanihara v Casey0AS
Fisher v Watson0AS
Noren v Koepka0AS
Johnson v Johnson0AS
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Mar. 24
Miami Open (ATP/WTA)
Second Round
(13) J. Sock     
Y. Nishioka     
(20) G. Simon     
J. Struff     
(11) L. Pouille     
D. Young     
(7) M. Cilic4 6 3   
J. Chardy6 2 6   
(26) P. Kohlschrei7 3 77   
T. Fritz5 6 64   
(3) M. Raonic6 7    
V. Troicki3 5    
(19) A. Ramos-Vino65 6 3   
J. Vesely77 4 6   
(2) K. Nishikori6 6    
K. Anderson4 3    
(15) P. Carreno Bu6 5 2   
F. Delbonis1 7 6   
(30) J. Sousa68 6 3   
F. Fognini710 2 6   
(28) M. Zverev4 4    
J. Donaldson6 6    
(5) R. Nadal6 6    
D. Sela3 4    
(23) S. Johnson4 7 4   
N. Mahut6 5 6   
(21) P. Cuevas5 0    
B. Paire7 6    
(25) F. Verdasco 
E. Escobedo 
(9) G. Dimitrov 
G. Pella 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Mar. 24
Miami Open (ATP/WTA)
Second Round
(20) C. Suarez Nav     
J. Goerges     
(21) C. Garcia     
S. Peng     
(1) A. Kerber     
Y. Duan     
(31) D. Kasatkina     
S. Rogers     
(3) S. Halep6 2 6   
N. Osaka4 6 3   
(24) T. Babos77 2 0   
P. Parmentier61 6 6   
(25) R. Vinci3 2    
T. Townsend6 6    
(7) S. Kuznetsova6 6    
M. Minella2 2    
(28) I. Begu6 4 3   
L. Arruabarre3 6 6   
(8) M. Keys6 6    
V. Golubic1 2    
(32) E. Makarova77 1    
A. Kontaveit61 4    
(10) J. Konta6 4    
A. Sasnovich2 4    
(22) K. Mladenovic64 1    
P. Tig77 3    
(14) S. Stosur6 5    
A. Barty4 4    
(16) K. Bertens 
R. Ozaki 
(11) V. Williams 
B. Haddad Mai