Batum scores 25 as Hornets rout Bucks 115-91
By RICH ROVITO
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Nicolas Batum scored 23 of his 25 points in the first half and the Charlotte Hornets used a 3-point barrage to rout the Milwaukee Bucks 115-91 on Saturday night.
Marvin Williams added 21 points and Kemba Walker had 18 for the Hornets, who won three of four games in the season series. Charlotte connected on 16 of 29 3-pointers against Milwaukee in this one, a 55 percent clip.
John Henson had 19 points and Jabari Parker 15 for the Bucks, who have lost five straight and six of seven. Milwaukee made just four of 16 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Charlotte drilled seven 3-pointers in the third quarter on the way to building a 29-point lead.