CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson scored 20 points, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Indiana Pacers 80-71 in overtime on Saturday night despite playing without their top two scorers.
The Hornets outscored the Pacers 12-3 in overtime to hand Indiana its fourth straight loss.
They played without injured Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson.
Lance Stephenson scored 13 points in 21 minutes and spent a good part of the night chewing at his former Indiana teammates, particularly Roy Hibbert.
Things got feisty late in the third when Stephenson lowered his shoulder and knocked the 7-foot-2, 275-pound Hibbert to the floor as the two men headed up the court.
It came after Hibbert had blocked Stephenson’s shot. Officials had already retreated to the opposite end of the floor and didn’t what happened.
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