North Carolina Sports Beat

Brayden Stamps
Staff Writer

It was a short week for the Greensboro Swarm as they only played one game. They were defeated by the Westchester Knicks (G-League affiliate of the New York Knicks) by a final score of 107-93. In roster news from the Swarm, 38 year old guard Damien Wilkins has rejoined the roster. Wilkins, a 10 year NBA veteran, received minutes in 48 Greensboro Swarm games last season and used the opportunity to secure a contract with the Indiana Pacers in the offseason. Fun fact, Wilkins is the nephew of retired Atlanta Hawks legend, NBA Dunk Contest Champion and Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.

It was a strong week for the Charlotte Hornets as the team finished the week with a 2-1 record. After losing on the road to the Indiana Pacers on Monday by 9 points, the Hornets were able to bounce back and defeat the Pacers in Charlotte by 7 points on Friday. A number of notable milestones took place during Friday’s game as well. The Hornets got off to an insanely hot start, as they set the NBA season high for first quarter points with 49. Amidst the end of his trade rumors, Kemba Walker was able to put together one of his best weeks of the season, scoring 38 points against the Atlanta Hawks then following that up with a 41 point performance against the Pacers.



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