File photograph showing Buddy Hield (r), guard for the Sacramento Kings, who contributed 26 points, including 8 triples, in his team’s 140-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets. EFE / Tannen Maury
Sacramento (USA), Nov 5 (EFE) .- Reserve Buddy Hield, who had eight triples, scored 26 points for the Sacramento Kings, who beat the Charlotte Hornets 140-110.
The Kings led by double digits early in the first quarter and never lost the lead, giving the Hornets their fourth loss in five games.
Richaun Holmes had a career-best double-double of 23 points and 20 rebounds, while DeAaron Fox had 21 points and nine assists for the Kings (5-4).
Two nights after being sent off early in the third quarter after receiving a foul and two techniques, Holmes fired 9 of 12 from the floor and had two assists.
Puerto Rican Maurice Harkless scored 10 points in 21 minutes on the court by scoring 3 of 6 shots from the field (3 of 5 triples) and 1 of 2 from the personnel line, he had four rebounds and gave an assist.
For the Hornets (5-5), the leading scorer was Gordon Hayward with 25 points.
Lamelo Ball was with a double-double of 24 points and 13 assists, and reserve Codi Martin made 12.