Impact player: Gary Neal, Hornets
The reserve guard scored only 12 points in nearly 21 minutes, but 10 of those, including two three-pointers, came in a second quarter when Charlotte pulled away.
By the Numbers
1 Three-pointers this season for Gorgui Dieng, after the Wolves center forced a one-footed, 33-footer that beat the first-half buzzer. Dieng also made a three late last season.
18 Wolves forward Thaddeus Young’s team-high points, his seventh double-digit scoring game in the past eight games.
52-31 The Hornets’ advantage in bench scoring.