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Brook Lopez scores 34, Nets hold off Hornets 91-88

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets handed the slumping Charlotte Hornets their fifth loss in their last six games, 91-88 on Wednesday night.

The 7-foot center came into the game on a tear, having scored at least 26 points in each of his last three games, including 31 on Monday night against Boston.

Deron Williams had 10 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have won five of their last seven.

Nets forward Thaddeus Young left the game late in the third quarter with a hyperextended knee and did not return. Team officials said X-rays were negative and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

Gerald Henderson and Al Jefferson each had 23 points for the Hornets.

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