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Hornets beat Jazz for first time in six years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson said he could have returned from a strained groin late in the fourth quarter. The Charlotte Hornets didn't need the big man for a change. The Hornets (8-19) improved to 2-0 with Lance Stephenson out of the lineup and snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Utah Jazz with a 104-86 win on Saturday night. Kemba Walker led the way with 20 points,...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets end winless streak vs. Jazz, 104-86

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker had 20 points, Al Jefferson added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Utah Jazz for the first time in six years, 104-86 on Saturday night. Jefferson nearly registered his third straight game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds but left the game with six minutes remaining with a mild groin strain and did not return. Jefferson...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Walker scores season-high 30 to lead Hornets past 76ers

  Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Tony Wroten and Robert Covington scored 19 apiece for the Sixers, who dropped to 0-14 at home this season. They're closing in on the NBA record for the most home losses...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Charlotte Hornets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats, who are unexpectedly awful this season (6-19) and feature Lance Stephenson who is currently the subject of numerous...
Via Philadunkia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-76ers Preview

Lance Stephenson's disappointing start has led to rumors that the Charlotte Hornets already are trying to move him in the first season of a lucrative contract. He can't do much to prove owner Michael Jordan's bold move to sign him wasn't a mistake while he's sidelined. Stephenson is doubtful to play Friday night as the Hornets visit the Philadelphia 76ers with both clubs looking...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics vs Hornets - Post Game Show | On-Demand

The Boston Celtics continue their road trip against the Charlotte Hornets and old friend Al Jefferson. CLNS Radio has all of your game coverage!
Via CLNS Radio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Cody Wins Battle Of Zellers; Al Jefferson Eats C’s Alive

This embed is invalid" /> There was a whole lot of Zeller on the court Wednesday in Charlotte. Tyler Zeller squared off against his younger brother, Cody, as the Boston Celtics visited the Hornets, and it was little bro who emerged victorious. Cody, the 2013 fourth overall pick and an All-Rookie second teamer last season, scored nine points and grabbed a pair...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets down Celtics, win second straight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson scores 11 in the fourth quarter to lead Charlotte to the 96-87 victory over Boston Wednesday night Three-Point Take 1. Two in a Row For just the second time this season, the Hornets are on a two-game winning streak after getting the win over Boston in Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte has yet to put together three straight wins. And while for most...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson leads Hornets to 96-87 win over Celtics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston's fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker added 18 points and Lance Stephenson had 13 for the Hornets, who led by 12 points in the third quarter and were up 87-79 with 8:05 left. However, the Celtics - led by Marcus Thornton's 13 fourth...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson and the Hornets too much for the Celtics

Despite a scoring burst by Marcus Thornton in the 4th quarter, Big Al Jefferson and the Hornets proved to be too much for the Boston Celtics, winning 96-87. Jefferson was dominant,  leading both teams in scoring (23) as well as rebounding (14) to go along with 3 assists, and a block and a steal.Rajon Rondo added yet another triple double (12 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds) to his...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics-Hornets Live: C’s Visit Old Friend Al Jefferson, Struggling Hornets

5:45 p.m. ET: The addition of Lance Stephenson was supposed to help the Charlotte Hornets make that next step. It has not worked out that way so far. After making a surprising run to the playoffs last season, the team formerly known as the Bobcats has been a mess. Charlotte limps into Wednesday’s matchup with the Boston Celtics at 5-15 after snapping a 10-game losing streak last...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Feeling the Sting: What’s Wrong In Charlotte?

The Charlotte Hornets are nesting at the bottom of the Southeast Division at 4-11 after a nine-game losing skid. The Hornets showed promise after ranking sixth in the NBA in total defense in the 2014 campaign. With offseason additions of Lance Stephenson, PJ Hairston, Marvin Williams and Noah Vonleh, the new-look Hornets were expected to get their first playoff win in the 2015...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets To Shop Everybody Except Kemba and Jefferson

The Charlotte Hornets have a disappointing record at 4-14 and patience is running low. With the Team coming off last year playoff run, rebranding to the Hornets and an infusion of youth such as Lance Stephenson Charlotte seemed poised to take the next step. With the Hornets struggling on defense and offense management is not sitting back and waiting for this group to gel together...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets willing to trade anyone but Walker, Jefferson

Has Michael Jordan fallen out of love with Lance Stephenson already? The 4-14 Hornets are the NBA’s most disappointing team and searching for answers after last seasons 43 win playoff season. According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, Jordan and Hornets GM Rich Cho are open to trading everyone on the roster except Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. Prized free agent, Lance Stephenson...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Aggressive In Trade Talks

The Charlotte Hornets have been aggressive in making trade calls as they begin the season slowly, according to sources. The Hornets are searching for upgrades on the wing and at power forward. Anyone other than Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson is available, though they're also unlikely to consider trading Lance Stephenson. The Hornets didn't do enough in the offseason to fix their perimeter...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson is ‘not a star’

            Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The arrival of Lance Stephenson was supposed to give the Charlotte Hornets a boost to their offense, but they rank 25th in the NBA and are on the second longest losing streak in the league with a 4-12 record. Stephenson is still starting, but has seen his playing time drop quite a bit...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Trouble in Charlotte?

As I sit here an just before tip-off of the Hornets and Clippers, I can’t help but feel like there are more questions about this team then before the season started. The turtle slow start that we have witnessed has already caused me to start questioning many of the decisions thus far. We knew that the team may have some struggles adjusting to one anothers play style and pace, but...
Via Trade Street Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Heat in Miami; Hornets Drop 5th Straight

If you take the game as a whole, it was one of the better games the Hornets have played this season.  A solid effort was put forth by every player on the team, and we just came up short at the end.   5 players in double figures is a good thing, but not when you still lose.  Al Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (he...
Via Trade Street Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets Game Recap: Nail Biter

(Miami, FL) — The Miami Heat (8-6) defeated the Charlotte Hornets (4-10), 94-93, on Sunday night at the American Airlines Arena. It took a turnaround jump shot by Chris Bosh, two missed shots by Kemba Walker, and a failed Al Jefferson tip-in in the last 31 seconds of the game to give the Heat their second straight victory. Luol Deng scored 26 points to lead the Heat in scoring...
Via Heat Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. The Charlotte Hornets hadn't defeated the Miami Heat in over four years before finally getting the best of them earlier this month. Not much has gone their way since. The Hornets try to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat when they visit the Heat on Sunday. Charlotte (4-9) had been outscored by an average of 13.4 points during...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The early list of All-Star sleepers

It is never too early to start thinking about the All-Star game and who might make it. There are going to be the guys you expect like Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Love and . . . you get the idea. Well, what about the guys who are playing well, but get no love? That is why I am here!   Here is a list of five guys from each conference that...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson enjoyed his return to Indiana

            Lance Stephenson left the Indiana Pacers in free agency this past offseason, and signed with the Charlotte Hornets. His departure was not necessarily on the best terms, and he made his first return to face the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Indiana was able to pull off a dramatic 88-86 buzzer beating win...
Via Sports-Glory
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA's best modern big men

Being bulky in the NBA has taken a much different look in recent years. New defensive rules and evolving basketball bodies mean that a center or power forward can no longer quite take permanent residence in the post. Simply having some extra size on the enemy isn’t going to beguile contemporary teams. Deep shooting, mobility and passing skills closer to the perimeter have all become...
Via Athlon Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks-Hornets Preview

After snapping a lengthy drought against one division rival, the Charlotte Hornets are hoping to put an end to their home struggles against another Southeast opponent. With Al Jefferson coming off a strong outing, the Hornets seek their third win in four home games when they try to snap a six-game skid on their own floor against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Charlotte had dropped...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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