Hornets tangle with visiting Pelicans

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(SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Hornets won two straight and they'll try and make it three on Wednesday night when the New Orleans Pelicans stop off at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Hornets swept a two-game road trip with wins over the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. They've lost three straight at home and have won more than two games in a row just once this season.

On Monday, the Hornets bumped off the Celtics, 104-95, in Boston. It marked the first time Charlotte scored over 100 points since before Christmas, a span of six games.

Kemba Walker scored 33 points to help the Hornets top the Celtics. It was Walker's second straight game of at least 30 points and he added five assists and five rebounds versus the C's.

Cody Zeller chipped in 20 points and seven boards for Charlotte.

The Hornets led most of the contest, until the Celtics made it close late. They led by 15 with 2 1/2 minutes to go, but Boston scored the next eight points and did not allow Charlotte to hit another shot from the floor. The Hornets hit four free throws in the final minute to hang on.

"We made plays. We could have got frustrated, we could have got down but we stayed with the game," said Walker.

The Pelicans are on the ultimate see-saw at the moment, alternating wins and losses over their last 10 games. They have lost three in a row as the visitor.

On Monday, New Orleans fell at home to the Washington Wizards, 92-85.

Anthony Davis posted 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyreke Evans provided 21 points, seven boards and four assists for the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday added 13 points and five assists.

"We were trying to make the right play, but they did a good job of covering up our options," Davis said.

The Pelicans never got closer than four with eight minutes to go in the game.

New Orleans returns home Friday to play the Memphis Grizzlies, then heads out on a five-game road trip east.

The Pelicans beat the Hornets by nine in the Big Easy on Nov. 4. They've won five of the last six meetings and are 4-1 in their last five as the visitor in this series.