GARY NEAL NEWS

No Kemba? No Problem; Hornets Win 2 in a Row While Kemba Rests a Sore Knee

I say, “No Kemba, no problem”, but to be honest, I was very nervous about playing a game without Kemba and Al. It’s no secret that we struggle to score the ball, and as soon as I heard that Kemba was having left knee soreness due to some cysts that have been in there since high school, my stomach began to churn. The last thing the Hornets needed was another loss, after losing...
Via Trade Street Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come up Short Versus the World Champion Spurs

Being at the game to write a recap is a little different than watching on TV. I’m at the game right now at the half, writing a recap for the first portion. While we kept things close in the first quarter, things began to come unraveled in the 2nd.  More than anything, the Spurs can score in the paint at will, and they can hit the 3 ball.  Both of these things starting happening...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets are Streaking Again; Beat Pelicans at Home 98-94

You’re reading correctly Hornets fans.  The Hornets won their 3rd game in a row last night against the New Orleans Pelicans.  At one point in the first half, things were looking grim as the Hornets trailed the Pelicans.  That Pelican lead grew into double figures, but our beloved bugs roared back, led by Kemba Walker and his 3rd 30+ point game in a row.  Now granted, those...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Snag a Win in Boston; Kemba with 33

Team basketball wins games.  When the starting 5 can give you 76, and 3 of those starters are in double figures, good things will happen.  When your power forward is perfect from the floor and the free throw line…Cody was…good things happen.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that with the exception of a horrible start to the 4th quarter (10 turnovers in the 4th), the Hornets...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing streak hits three straight as Magic fall to Hornets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 on Saturday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, which dropped each of its first two games this season against Orlando. Gary Neal added 16 points and Cody Zoeller finished with 12. Victor Oladipo scored...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Official; The Hornets are on a Win Streak!

3 wins in a row can be defined as a win streak.  Last night’s blowout victory gave the Charlotte Hornets the chance to say that they are currently on a win streak.  It just feels good to say win streak.  We’ve had our fair share of losing streaks, so I’m going to say it one more time; win streak. Now that I have that out of my system, let me discuss the game a little bit...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Win 2 in a Row; Is this the Turning Point?

Hornets fans, our beloved team has now won 2 games in a row.  I didn’t write an article after the victory in Philly because honestly, it was a game that we should have won.  I mean honestly, a team with 24 turnovers in a game should not win.  I feel bad for the Sixers though.  They really are trying.  They did have 12 blocks on the night.  That’s pretty impressive.  I...
Via Trade Street Post
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Grizzlies edge Hornets in double OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Going inside the Grizzlies' 113-107 double-overtime win over the Hornets on Friday. It was their first multi-overtime game since 2006 against Seattle. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Good Tony, Bad Tony, Overall Effective Tony Memphis knows what it is getting from forward Tony Allen. It could be an impromptu turnover dance or a layup clanking right off the bottom of the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies outlast Hornets as Conley stars in second overtime

  Mike Conley scored six of his 19 points in the second overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-107 on Friday night. Zach Randolph had 20 points and Marc Gasol also scored 19 for the Grizzlies, who got a tying 3-pointer from Vince Carter with 4.5 seconds left in the first overtime. The Grizzlies won for the sixth time in the past seven games against the...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Break the Losing Streak, But…

I’m so glad I can report a Hornets win tonight. It’s hard to watch loss after loss, mixed with some really bad play calling, and poor decisions on the court, but tonight… Yeah, I’m not going there.   Another 20-point lead squandered away tonight as we win our game, 103-102. I know it doesn’t matter if you win by 1 or 100. My issue is that we outscore the Knicks in every...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Gary Neal is lighting it up

The Charlotte Hornets have been pretty awful so far this season.  Charlotte currently sits at 4-11 and hosts 11-3 Portland on Wednesday. The offensive performances and defensive performances have been spotty all season.  They are simply finding ways to lose games instead of finding ways to win them. Gary Neal has been playing great this season. One bright spot for the Hornets...
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November 25, 2014  |  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...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

23-Point Lead Wasn’t Enough; Hornets Fall to the Magic

105-100 Let that sink in Hornets fans.  Had I written this last night, it would be filled with a ton of expletives, followed by screaming to have every player and coach’s head on a spike.  I’ve calmed down now.  Sitting on Twitter while watching the game may be bad for my health.  I know it makes me be an unhappy fan, and the biggest result is that I start feeding off of...
Via Trade Street Post
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Fall to 4-8 with Loss to the Pacers

A game that ended with a final score of 88-86 makes it sound like the game was quite the barn-burner.  Well, I guess in theory it was a barn-burner in the sense that many Hornets fans are ready to burn their barns over the inconsistency and losses.  I am on Twitter for most every broadcast of the games, and I read what fans say.  I try my best to not go defending like a crazy...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Dallas' blistering shooting does in Charlotte

Going inside the Mavericks' 107-80 win over the Hornets Monday night. Three-Point Take 1. DALLAS FIREPOWER ON DISPLAY With Charlotte's top defensive player in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out with a hurt foot, and Gary Neal, the top bench scorer and third-overall leading scorer out with a concussion, most new it was going to be difficult task for the Hornets to win. Dallas entered the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Updates: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Gary Neal out for Monday's game

The Charlotte Hornets head into Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks coming off a 112-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Hornets have a record of 4-6, fourth in the Southeast Division. They will have to take on the Mavericks without the services of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gary Neal, both out with injuries. Mike Kalasnik via Wikimedia CommonsI reported...
Via NBA Injury News
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Destroyed by Warriors; 112-87

So what happens when a team with 5 new players and starters with injuries face a full strength, west coast powerhouse? Nothing good. The Charlotte Hornets were without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as the faced the Warriors last night. They also had their starting power forward, Marvin Williams, with a sore Achilles tendon. Did I mention that Kemba Walker’s back was bothering him?  Gary...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Last 48 Hours Of Being A Portland Trail Blazers Fan

The last 48 hours have been a wild ride for Portland Trail Blazers fans. Even with the ups and downs of your average NBA season, rarely do you go through the plethora of emotions that Blazers fans have endured the past 2 days. It was maddening, riveting, euphoric and ultimately exhausting. I wonder how the players must feel. Let us relive the stages of these last 48 hours of being...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Intensity Fades in the 4th; Fall to Blazers

We just can’t quite close out games.  In a game where the Hornets were sporting a 23-point lead, and I was seriously considering going to bed at a normal time, I would have never imagined that we would have lost.  We did though.  102-100 was the final.  I’m glad I stayed up to watch it all, and at the same time, I’m scratching my head as to what the heck happened.  Allowing...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets blow 23-point lead at Portland, lose when layup is disallowed

  Damian Lillard had 29 points and the Trail Blazers trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half before rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-100 on Tuesday night. Charlotte's Gary Neal made a layup at the final buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the refs reversed the call after a review. LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 points and...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers rally past Hornets

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard had 29 points and the Trail Blazers trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half before rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-100 on Tuesday night. Charlotte's Gary Neal made a layup at the final buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the refs reversed the call after a review. LaMarcus Aldridge added...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets off to a Rough Start to the Season, Fall to the Pelicans

Don’t let that 100-91 score fool you; the Hornets are not clicking on offense at all.  The last thing we can do as fans is panic.  It hasn’t been a pretty launch to the Hornets 2.0.  We should have all expected it though.  There is a ton of chemistry to be worked out with the team.  Kemba, Al, and Lance all have to learn how to play together.  The glaring thing I am seeing...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Subpar Offense from Both Sides, Hornets Fall to Grizzlies

Last night’s Hornets game was one that left me scratching my head. I was in attendance for the game. My sons and I were part of the group that gave the team high-5s as the took the court, and we were honored to hold the giant flag on the court during our national anthem. Those were the bright spots of my attendance at the game. Watching the actual game, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist actually...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominant performance for Charlotte in game two of the preseason

The Hornets who were playing tonight’s game against the Wizards without starting shooting guard Lance Stephenson, who was out with a minor toe injury won the game 99-86. The win improved the Hornets preseason record to 1-1. The Hornets were once again led in scoring by shooting guard Gary Neal. He had 19 points, with 13 of them coming in the first quarter. He shot 6-9 from the...
Via TopSportsReport
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets roll past Wizards, 99-86 in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Gary Neal scored 19 points and the new-look Charlotte Hornets held off the Washington Wizards 99-86 on Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. The Hornets (1-1) never trailed after jumping out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes. They led by as much as 23 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Al Jefferson added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kemba...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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