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Speights leads Warriors over Hornets 106-101

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marreese Speights scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 106-101 on Friday night for their eighth straight win.

Stephen Curry finished with 26 points despite a poor shooting night from 3-point range, and Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors (13-2).

Brian Roberts scored 20 points and Al Jefferson had 18 points for the struggling Hornets, who have lost eight straight games and 10 of their last 11. Cody Zeller had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Kemba Walker had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte (4-13).

Curry, making his return to Charlotte where he played high school basketball and starred at nearby Davidson College, was just 1 of 10 from 3-point range. But he finished 9 of 20 from the field and made all seven free throw attempts.

The Warriors out-rebounded the Hornets 16-8 on the offensive glass.

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