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Hornets continue to decline, lose to 76ers, 102-93

The Hornets couldn’t get anything to fall and suddenly find themselves sitting in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference — and they’re trending downwards. The Charlotte Hornets couldn’t find the bottom of the net Friday night and lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in startling fashion, 102-93. The Hornets whittled the deficit down into a tie early in the third quarter but...
Via At The Hive
1 hour ago

Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker Barely Keeping Pace in NBA MVP Race

Kemba Walker‘s MVP stock continues to fall as the Charlotte Hornets’ continue to struggle but he is still in the conversation for the award. While James Harden and Russell Westbrook continue to lead the NBA’s MVP ladder but the Charlotte Hornets‘ have a dog in the fight as well. Even though Kemba Walker is still […] Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker Barely Keeping Pace in...
Via Swarm & Sting
7 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets Primed To Shake Road Struggles Against Surging 76ers

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to right the ship in Philadelphia after dropping their third straight road game at the hands of the Houston Rockets. The Charlotte Hornets (20-19) will try to get their current road trip on track when they travel to the city of brotherly love for a battle with the Philadelphia 76ers (11-25). Charlotte’s […] Charlotte Hornets Primed To Shake...
Via Swarm & Sting
8 hours ago

Buzz City Beat: Charlotte Hornets’ Recent Woes, Kemba Talks Westbrook and Harden

Buzz City Beat is a daily collection of the latest and greatest news stories surrounding the Charlotte Hornets. We’ve put together the newest and best stories about the Charlotte Hornets so that you don’t have to go searching for them. The team is set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers as they attempt to snap […] Buzz City Beat: Charlotte Hornets’ Recent Woes, Kemba Talks...
Via Swarm & Sting
11 hours ago

Looking at the recent woes of the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last six games and have truly digressed from their red-hot start at the beginning of the season. The Hornets were second in the Eastern Conference earlier in the season and looked primed to join the tier just below Cleveland that includes Boston and Toronto. The Hornets did tail off some but they were still sitting firm in that fourth...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Unnecessary first-half deficit keeps Hornets from completing comeback

Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer contributing heavily to a 67-point first half built a Houston Rockets lead that was too much to fight back from for the Charlotte Hornets. The Charlotte Hornets fought valiantly last night against one of the best teams in the NBA, the now 31-9 Houston Rockets. Despite missing two key players in Nicolas Batum and Cody Zeller and facing a 20-point disadvantage...
Via At The Hive
2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets mount comeback but can’t close out Houston Rockets

Strong scoring from the bench, led by Frank Kaminsky’s 22 points, led a huge comeback, but James Harden wasn’t to be outdone on Tuesday night. The Charlotte Hornets made a trip to Texas to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. As if a road trip to play Houston wasn’t already enough of a challenge, the Hornets were still without Cody Zeller and had to also make do without...
Via At The Hive
2 days 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook explains accidentally hitting ref 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
8 days 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
9 days 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
14 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
14 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
15 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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