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Kemba Walker goes off for career high 42 for Hornets (VIDEO)

Kemba Walker, Nikola Vucevic

Kemba Walker, Nikola Vucevic

AP

Kemba Walker is quick with penetration into the paint, but when his jumper is falling too he is very difficult to stop. Just ask the Orlando Magic.

Walker dropped 42 points on Orlando Saturday night, 35 of those in the second half as he pretty much single-handedly kept the Hornets in the game. He was only 6-of-15 shooting in the paint but the jumper was falling — 4-of-5 from the midrange and 5-of-12 from three. He was getting open looks, as 18 of his shots were uncontested. He was attacking and that meant he got to the line nine times as well. Plus he dished out seven assists. It was a tour de force.

And it didn’t matter. The Hornets defense was bad and couldn’t get a stop, Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, and the Magic won 102-94.