Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 41 points on 11-for-22 shooting and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Indiana Pacers 133-126 with the help of a record-setting first quarter Friday night.

Buoyed by 16 points from Nicolas Batum, the Hornets scored 49 points in the first, a franchise-best for a quarter. Charlotte connected on 7 of 11 from 3-point range and hit 19 of 23 from the field in that stretch. It marked the highest point total for an NBA team in any quarter this season.

Four other Hornets players scored in double-digits, led by Batum’s 31 points and Dwight Howard’s 12 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte won its second game in a row.

Victor Oladipo had 35 points for the Pacers, who halted a three-game winning streak. Myles Turner added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana.

Charlotte led 49-37 after the first, as the Pacers came within a point of matching the most first-quarter points by a Hornets opponent this season.

RAPTORS 130, TRAIL BLAZERS 105: DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and Toronto won at home for its sixth straight victory against Portland.

LAKERS 102, NETS 99: Brook Lopez scored 19 points in his return to Brooklyn, making the Lakers’ final basket with 1:28 left.

NOTES

BUCKS: Guard Malcolm Brogdon will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.

KNICKS: Joakim Noah, who left the team last week following a dispute with Coach Jeff Hornacek, will remain absent indefinitely.