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Jeremy Lamb.

Jeremy Lamb produces the most unlikely season-high for all guards against the Knicks

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Charlotte extended their record in the east to 9-7 last night as they overcame the New York Knicks at the Spectrum Center 107-102.

On a night where the Golden State Warriors rose to the top of the Western Conference like many always believed they would and Russell Westbrook grabbed his 44th triple-double of his career, not many people would expect a significant moment down in Charlotte.

Least of all, from Jeremy Lamb. With all due respect.

It's not so much that the guard isn't capable of pulling out the stops, it's just the category he decided to do it in.

The 24-year-old is still making a name for himself in the NBA and after leaving the OKC Thunder in 2015, he has been trying to nail down a place next to Kemba Walker in the Hornets backcourt.

With Jeremy Lin opting to head for Brooklyn during free agency in the summer, opportunities have begun to open up for the Connecticut-product.

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Although he is still only averaging 16.6 minutes a game, during the 34 minutes he played against New York he set a new benchmark for guards in the NBA this season by pulling down 17 rebounds - the highest of any backcourt star in the league so far in 2016-17.

Given that he has only averaged 2.7 throughout his career, that's quite the pick up in productivity.

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Charlotte Hornets
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
New York Knicks
Atlantic Division
Nicolas Batum
Kemba Walker
Jeremy Lamb
Carmelo Anthony

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