Curry returns home, scores 26 as Mavs rout Hornets 116-100

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, left, beats Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball g...
Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, center, shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Ryan Broekhoff as Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic looks on ...
Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber, right, drives to the basket in front of Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington (25) during the first half of ...
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, left, shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cha...
CORRECTS ID TO BOBAN MARJANOVIC NOT KRISTAPS PORZINGIS Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) dunks as Dallas Mavericks forward Boban Marjanovic,...
Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright dunks above Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charl...

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, left, beats Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball g...

Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, center, shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Ryan Broekhoff as Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic looks on ...

Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber, right, drives to the basket in front of Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington (25) during the first half of ...

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, left, shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cha...

CORRECTS ID TO BOBAN MARJANOVIC NOT KRISTAPS PORZINGIS Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) dunks as Dallas Mavericks forward Boban Marjanovic,...

Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright dunks above Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charl...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry scored 26 points in his return to Charlotte, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 116-100 victory over the Hornets on Saturday night.

Curry made his first 10 shots from the field, including six 3-pointers to help the Mavericks snap a two-game losing streak.

Willie Cauley-Stein added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks, who played without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Doncic missed his sixth straight game with a right ankle sprain, while Porzingis rested a sore left knee.

Devonte Graham had 16 points and 10 assists for the struggling Hornets, who have lost 13 of their last 14 games.

This one was never close.

The Mavericks jumped out to a 31-10 lead in the first quarter behind 12 points from Curry and led by as many as 31 in the second half.

Curry's older brother, Stephen, has had some big-time performances in Charlotte, where the boys grew up and went to high school. But this was the first big showing for the younger Curry in a homecoming game.

TIP INS

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. had 14 points. ... Bench outscored Charlotte's bench 54-27. ... Outrebounded the Hornets 46-39.

Hornets: Waived former No. 2 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and 15-year NBA veteran Marvin Williams earlier in the day. ... Malik Monk had two high-flying dunks for the Hornets. ... New Panthers head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady sat courtside. ... A fan from South Carolina named Lawrence Thomas made a halfcourt shot at the end of the third quarter to win $10,000, drawing applause and smiles from both teams.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Jazz on Monday night.

Hornets: Visit the Pistons on Monday night.

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