Irving, Rozier duel ends with Nets topping Hornets

The Brooklyn guard scored 33 points while his Charlotte counterpart had 30

Hornets guard Terry Rozier shoots against Nets forward Nic Claxton during Brooklyn's won Wednesday in New York. (John Minchillo / AP Photo)

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, Kevin Durant had 29 and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 122-116 on Wednesday night.

Seth Curry added 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting to help the Nets won for the fifth time in six games.

Terry Rozier scored 30 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 29 for the Hornets. They have lost three straight and seven of 10.

Brooklyn led by 23 points at the start of the third quarter but was outscored 32-23 in the period. The Hornets cut it to 109-107 with 6:28 left in the game.

Durant then reentered the game and hit his first shot, and Irving followed with a three-point play to extend the lead 113-107.

Oubre scored five consecutive points, including a 3-pointer that made it a one-point game. Durant then hit two 3-pointers to increase the Nets’ lead 118-114.

Oubre has scored at least 20 points in six consecutive games, tying a career high set last season from Dec. 1-13.

The Hornets host New York on Friday night.