In an early Sunday afternoon NBA matchup, Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets captured a much-needed home win to continue their attempts to get a playoff spot. For their latest game, the NBA's headline from a few days ago, Devin Booker, was in town along with the Phoenix Suns. However, Booker was held to less than half of what he scored the other night as the Hornets managed to capture a 14-point win. Here's a look at what went down on Sunday in Charlotte's latest victory.

Hornets & Suns game recap

A few nights ago, Devin Booker made headlines when he scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics.

At just 20-years-old, it put Booker's name into the conversation of potential future stars in the league. That had many fans wondering what he would do as an encore when the Suns visited Charlotte next.

On Sunday, Booker managed to get just 23 points for the Phoenix Suns, shooting 7-for-17 field goal shooting. Booker also connected on two of his five attempted three-point shots and all seven of his free throws. However, Charlotte's start to the game really set the tone for the rest of the contest.

The Hornets finished their first quarter with a 38-18 lead over the visitors. They held a 22-point lead at the half. The Suns tried to get back into but were just six-for-16 from three-point range, while Charlotte hit 14-of-30 attempted threes.

In addition, Charlotte was able to limit their turnovers to just seven for the game, while Phoenix had 12.

The Hornets' starters all finished in double digits. Kemba Walker had a game-high 31 points, while Marvin Williams added 21 points. Nicolas Batum had 18 points and 10 boards for the double-double to also aid in the victory.

Standings update & what's next

With the win on Sunday, the Charlotte Hornets are now 33-40 overall. The team trails the Miami Heat for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls who have identical 34-39 records are above them in that chase. Next up, Charlotte takes on the Milwaukee Bucks at home on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m.

Eastern Time.

The Phoenix Suns dropped to 22-52 and are already eliminated from the NBA Playoffs. However, they are considered one of the three teams along with the Lakers and Celtics who might end up getting this year's top NBA Draft pick. Next up for the Suns will be an away game on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time against the Atlanta Hawks.

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