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Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is in the midst of an incredible stretch, which has now been validated by his taking over the NBA scoring lead from Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Walker is averaging just a shade under 30 points per game (29.6) through 16 contests this season. 

The Hornets defeated the Boston Celtics last night, 117-112, and Walker's 43 points were highlighted by a dramatic step-back 3-pointer that sealed the victory. The win also moved the Hornets to within a half-game of first place in the Southeast Division. 

Walker also hit a couple of milestones as well, matching Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers as the only players to have three 40-point games this season and becoming the sixth player in NBA history to follow up a 60-point game with a 40-pointer. That latter puts him in elite company with some of the game's all-time greats.

There was some speculation prior to the season about Charlotte moving their star point guard at some point this year. One way or the other, the Hornets are in a great position moving forward -- they can either hold on to Walker and reap the benefits of his contributions on the court or trade him away for a massive haul. Either way, things are looking up for the Hornets. 

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