Durant scores 27, leads Nets past Hornets 98-94


              Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn gives direction to his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Brooklyn Nets forward Nic Claxton, left, works to retain possession against Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) looks at the clock during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee (24) works into the lane against Brooklyn Nets forward Nic Claxton, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Brooklyn Nets forward Yuta Watanabe (18) reacts to a foul call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee (24) drives in to the lane against Brooklyn Nets forward Nic Claxton (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Brooklyn Nets forward Yuta Watanabe (18) attempts to block the shot of Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight (2) drives past Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight, left, drives past Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) shoots over the defense of Brooklyn Nets forward Yuta Watanabe (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)