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Ball scores 32 points, Hornets hold off Pacers 121-118

Indiana lost all three road trip games, fall to 2-9 overall.
Credit: AP
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) drives to the basket while guarded by Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball had a season-high 32 points along with 11 rebounds and eight assists and the Charlotte Hornets held off the Indiana Pacers 121-118 on Friday.

It was Charlotte's fifth straight victory. 

Gordon Hayward added 25 points, and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 16 to finish off a 4-0 homestand that included wins over Golden State and Washington. 

Jeremy Lamb had 23 points for Indiana, and Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points. 

The Pacers lost all three of their games on the road trip to fall to 2-9 overall.