Gordon Hayward scores 34 vs. Knicks as Charlotte Hornets win 4th in a row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gordon Hayward’s $120 million contract looked like money well spent Monday. Hayward scored 28 points in the first half — the highest-scoring half of his 11-season NBA career — in leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 109-88 home victory over the New York Knicks. This was the 6-5 Hornets’ fourth consecutive victory, something they didn’t achieve at any time last season. The last four-game win streak was late in the 2018-19 season, when the Hornets just missed the playoffs. Hayward finished with 34 points. After opting out of the last $34 million season on his contract with the Bo…

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