CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 14: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets during the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Time Warner Cable Arena on January 14, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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January 17, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets say point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee.

It's unclear how long Walker will be out.

Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over the last six games and the Hornets have gone 5-1 during that stretch.

Brian Roberts will start for Walker.

With Walker out, the Hornets will be down their top two scorers. Center Al Jefferson has missed eight games because of a groin injury and is still a couple of weeks away from returning.

Along with Walker, third-string point guard Jannero Pargo also is out. That means ex-Pacers guard Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal will see action at point guard when Roberts needs a break.

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