LaMelo Ball (1), from the Charlotte Hornets, beats Charles Bassey (28), from the San Antonio Spurs, during the first season of the NBA game on February 15, 2023, in Charlotte , North Carolina. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a season-high 28 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the offseason San Antonio Spurs 120-110 on Wednesday night. streak.

Ball had three triple-doubles this season and nine overall to lead the franchise.

PJ Washington continued his scorching moment with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Mark Williams added 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Charlotte’s second straight victory. The Hornets had 12 blocked shots overall, including five from backup center Nick Richards.

Malaki Branham finished with 23 points and Keldon Johnson added 21 points for the Spurs, who have not won on the road since beating Houston on Dec. 19. Doug McDermott added 17 points with five 3-pointers.

The Hornets led 60-57 at halftime thanks to Ball, who nearly hit his triple-double before halftime with 10 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. He saw extra minutes on the pitch with Terry Rozier out with knee pain.

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