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Nicolas Batum gets first triple-double of the season after Kemba Walker knocks down a clutch three-pointer

With 2:04 left in the fourth quarter of the game between the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls on Friday night, Nicolas Batum was able to secure his first triple-double of the season.

The 28-year-old swingman’s stat line of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 dimes is already impressive as it is, but how he got his last assist meant more to his team as it proved to be the dagger as Kemba Walker drained a three-pointer with the shot clock winding down and pulled their lead up to 11 at that point.

It was Batum’s third time to notch double digits in three statistics in a game with the Hornets. More importantly, he helped his team win their third game in a row, 103-91, and improve their record to 17-13 for the season. The Hornets also moved up to fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings

The Bulls on the other hand, are in midst of a tough stretch and have lost for the fifth time in their last six games. They will look to get back to their winning ways on Christmas day when they face visit the San Antonio Spurs,

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