ATLANTA — Cody Zeller couldn’t bear the thought of another road loss.
“We needed this one to finish the road trip,” he said. “It’s been a tough, long road trip for us, but I think it says a lot about our team that we came in here and competed and won a close game.”
Marvin Williams and Marco Belinelli each scored 19 points, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game skid with a 107-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
Kemba Walker had 18 points and 10 assists for Charlotte, which grabbed control with a big second quarter. Zeller finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points for Atlanta, and Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 20 points in the third quarter. Dwight Howard grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds, three shy of his career best.