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Charlotte Hornets Comeback Falls Short in 115-114 Loss to Detroit

The Charlotte Hornets hard fought fourth quarter comeback came up just short as Marco Belinelli‘s potential game winner was waived off. The Charlotte Hornets (20-17) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons (17-21) as their fourth quarter comeback effort fell just short. Kemba Walker led his team back in the final period but they ended up […] Charlotte Hornets Comeback Falls Short...
Via Swarm & Sting
6 hours ago

Zeller out again for Hornets against Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Cody Zeller of the Charlotte Hornets is not playing Thursday night at Detroit. Zeller has been going through the NBA's concussion protocol after he took an elbow to the head against Cleveland on Saturday. The 7-footer did not play Monday at Chicago or Wednesday against Oklahoma City. Zeller is averaging 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks and shooting...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Extended Road Trip Will Test the Charlotte Hornets Once Again

Coming off of a statement win over the Thunder, the Charlotte Hornets will look for consistency as they will be tested on their upcoming five-game road trip. The Charlotte Hornets have a 20-16 record as they enter a crucial five-game road trip. They have yet to find consistency away from home as they are only […] Extended Road Trip Will Test the Charlotte Hornets Once Again - Swarm...
Via Swarm & Sting
11 hours ago

Hornets look to trounce Pistons on second night of a back-to-back

After a stunning victory against the Thunder last night, the Hornets look for their second straight win against the Pistons tonight. The Charlotte Hornets pulled out an incredible win against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, and hope to use that momentum to gain their second straight win — this one against the middling Detroit Pistons. The Hornets won last night because they...
Via At The Hive
14 hours ago

Game Trend: Hey, Hornets — a little defense tends to pay off

Brilliant defense from Roy Hibbert snagged the Hornets a win against the Thunder Wednesday night. Why don’t we see that more often? At the end of the third quarter, the Charlotte Hornets found themselves down to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 88-87. The Hornets have spent much of this season dominating third quarters — they’re fourth in the league in third quarter scoring — but...
Via At The Hive
16 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets Weather the Westbrook Storm On Their Way To Victory Over OKC

Russell Westbrook stuffed the stat sheet once again, but the inefficient performance wasn’t enough to spoil a Charlotte Hornets’ victory. Westbrook poured in a game-high 33 points, but the one man wrecking crew finished 10-of-30 from the field in the 123-112 loss. The Charlotte Hornets laid out a plan for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to smother Westbrook and it […] Charlotte Hornets...
Via Swarm & Sting
18 hours ago

Team effort key for Hornets in 123-112 win against the Thunder

Big contributions from role players buoyed Charlotte to their first win over OKC since 2010. Down by one entering the fourth quarter, the Charlotte Hornets scored 36 points in the fourth to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 123-112. Kemba Walker’s magical season thus far may have solidified his status as the Big Man on Campus around Charlotte, but all eyes were on his point guard...
Via At The Hive
19 hours ago

Westbrook gets a 'T' for hitting official in head with ball

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Russell Westbrook said he has ''no idea'' why he was assessed a technical foul for hitting a game official in the head with a ball during the first quarter of Oklahoma City's 123-112 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. After a timeout, Westbrook was near the Thunder bench and threw and overhead pass that hit official Tre Maddox in the head while...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Batum scores 28 points, Hornets beat Thunder 123-112

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum had a season-high 28 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Oklahoma Thunder 123-112 on Wednesday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Batum was 7 of 18 from the field and made 13 of 15 free throws. The Hornets were 40 of 49 from the foul line. Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 15 rebounds, but fell two assists shy of his 17th triple...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook accidentally nails ref with a basketball

Russell Westbrook isn’t known for his long-range shooting, but on occasion the Thunder point guard can connect from distance. Westbrook showed off his accuracy Wednesday when he absent-mindedly tossed the basketball toward a referee… and hit him squarely in the head. Thunder's Russell Westbrook drills referee in the head with the ball pic.twitter.com/57PygvLNHG — Ben Golliver...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buzz About Hornets Getting Louder

Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets are dominant on the defensive end. But it's a different story when it comes to the offense. If they improve there, the Hornets might be one of the best complete teams in the NBA.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Jimmy Butler erupts for 52 points in clutch performance vs. Hornets

On Monday night, the Chicago Bulls came out victorious 118-111 in a dramatic, come-from-behind victory vs. the Charlotte Hornets.When the final buzzer sounded, Bulls star guard Jimmy Butler went into the books with a stat line of 52 points (15 of 24 shooting), 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Simply put: He was amazing in all facets of the game:Butler's 52 points is the most...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Charlotte Hornets: Making Kemba Walker’s All-Star Case

The New Year is almost upon us. As January 1st approaches, the closer and closer we get to the All-Star break. Due to the actions of a recent state governor, the All-Star game will not be in Charlotte next year. It’s a pity because it would have been awesome for Kemba Walker to make his All-Star debut in the city where he has played his whole NBA career. In my opinion, Kemba deserved...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker does best Nick Young impression with premature celebration

While it’s technically not one of the fundamentals of basketball, one thing a player must know is to make sure your shot goes in before doing anything else. For Charlotte Hornets player Kemba Walker, he assumed his shot went in and as the old saying goes, made an ass out of you and me. During Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat, Walker threw up a 3-point attempt. While the...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker Danced After Shooting a 3-Pointer. The Ball Never Went In.

One of the most badass moves in basketball is also one of the riskiest. It takes an unwavering confidence in your shot to turn your back to the basket while the ball is still floating in the air. You're so sure it's going in that you feign nonchalance and don't bother to observe the ball's flight to the hoop. Such confidence has led to some iconic moments, the most famous of which...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemba Walker prematurely celebrates shot he misses

Congratulations to Kemba Walker for pulling a Nick Young. The Charlotte Hornets guard produced a viral but forgettable moment on Thursday when he began celebrating a shot against the Miami Heat that didn’t go into the basket: Oh Kemba Walker will be seeing this on highlights for all the wrong reasons for a long time to come. pic.twitter.com/kbjp94FUFO — Will Manso (@WillManso...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Week in Review: Charlotte Hornets go undefeated

The Charlotte Hornets only had two games this week but they won both of them. They now hold a two game lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the division and are on a three game winning streak. Here are some takeaways from the short week. Game vs Lakers The Hornets started this game off terribly on defense. In the first quarter, they did score 35 points but gave up ridiculous 41 points...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Week in Review: Charlotte Hornets struggle in 1-3 week

The Charlotte Hornets had one of their worst weeks so far, going 1-3. The Hornets were off to a torrid pace at the start of the season but have since slowed down. Kemba Walker’s scoring has slowed down as well as he has only averaged 19 points in the last ten games. Here are some takeaways from the week. Game vs Pacers This game stayed close until the fourth quarter. Then, the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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