Wizards-Hornets Preview

The Charlotte Hornets aren't expected to play shut-down defense, employing a wide-open style that can lead to plenty of points on both ends of the floor. The key for the Hornets is scoring, and after some inconsistency on offense during a 2-4 start, they seem to have found a groove with six wins in eight games entering Wednesday night's home matchup against the Washington Wizards...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker best highlights from 39 points against Kings

There are plenty of talented point guards in the association but one that tends to get overlooked by most is Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker. Last night, the Hornets hosted the Sacramento Kings and Walker put together an amazing performance with thirty-nine points in Charlotte overtime victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: *** Walker...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Home Stand Streak Extends to 3; Sixers and Kings both Fall at the Hive

The last 2 home games that the Hornets have played couldn’t have been more different, but both resulted in victories.  My sincerest apologies for not writing a recap after every game, but the fact of the matter is that when something like this is your hobby, it isn’t always easy to find the time to sit down and put together thoughts on games played.  Instead, I’m trying to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kings' Gay matches Hornets' Walker with ridiculous clutch shot

Rudy Gay gave the Kings a shot when it looked like they were toast. Kelley L. Cox USA TODAY SportsThe Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets played an awfully fun game on Monday night. And even though it didn't go the way they might have wanted, even Kings fans would have to admit that the final few seconds of regulation were worth the loss.Okay, maybe not, since weird things happen...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Walker's 39 points lift Hornets over Kings 127-122 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 39 points, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from 22 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-122 in overtime Monday night. Nicolas Batum had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who have won four of their last five games. Jeremy Lin had seven of his 14 points in overtime. It was the second...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker on the one thing he needs to improve: 'Always my defense'

Kemba Walker knows how he needs to get better. Kent Smith GettyIn an interview with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was his most honest self, revealing several interesting things you don't normally hear a professional athlete say. When asked about what he thinks he can stand to improve the most, Walker didn't mince words:Give me one little thing you...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets drop Sixers to 0-13 on season, 23rd loss in a row overall

Hornets forward Marvin Williams defends as 76ers forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute tries to get to the basket. John GeliebterCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets put five players in double figures in a 113-88 victory over Philadelphia on Friday night that kept the 76ers winless.The Sixers dropped to 0-13 and haven't won since last...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What a Difference a Day Makes; Hornets Split New York/Brooklyn Back-to-Back

After Tuesday’s game in Madison Square Garden, there was a lot of scrutiny over Kemba Walker.  I was part of that scrutiny.  I’ll admit it up front that I can’t stand it when Kemba plays “hero ball”.  When his shot is falling, he gets tunnel vision and sometimes fails to get his teammates involved.  No one can deny that this happens.  Many do, but their reason is clouded...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets-Hornets Preview

Brooklyn made the most of a quick stop home by beating a first-place team and now has a shot at notching consecutive wins for the first time this season against an opponent tied for last. The Nets visit Charlotte Wednesday night, where they beat the Hornets twice last season and can now start trying to turn around what's been an awful start to 2015-16. A 90-88 win over Atlanta...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hold off Trail Blazers 106-94

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum scored 33 points and Al Jefferson added 29 as the Charlotte Hornets held off a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-94 on Sunday. Kemba Walker added 14 points and Jeremy Lamb had 13 for the Hornets, who led 71-45 at halftime and by as many as 29 points midway through the third quarter. But the Trail Blazers began cutting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zeller Stuns Knicks!

What a wild ride of a game. Our depth really paid off in this game and our big name trade showed us what he was made of on this Wednesday in Charlotte. Nicolas Batum finished with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Kemba Walker shot an abysmal 2 for 11 and was basically benched late in the game. Al was a non factor as well but, the Jeremys Lin and Lamb came up big once again scoring 17 and...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte's Three-Pointer Experiment

The Charlotte Bobcats have been searching for an identity ever since coming into the NBA. Multiple rebuilding efforts and numerous trips to the lottery never produced a star who could make them a true contender. They made the playoffs twice and were swept both times. They have never been able to sustain success over a prolonged period of time or make a splash on the national stage...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker unsure Lance Stephenson 'was ready for that much responsibility' in Charlotte

Kemba and Lance were never a great fit. Issac Baldizon GettyLance Stephenson's (on-court) tenure with the Charlotte Hornets was one of the biggest disasters you'll ever see. The once high-profile free agent was miserable last season, and it eventually led to him getting traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.Speaking with GQ, Hornets franchise point guard Kemba Walker has his own thoughts...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue: Nicolas Batum

(Editor’s Note: Follow The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue series here with us at TSFJ, as our friends and family join us for another awesome basketball campaign.) Nicolas Batum (Batman) 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets: 33-49 A year ago, the reincarnated Charlotte Hornets (nee Bobcats) were looking for some major offensive help. After watching Al Jefferson limp through their first round...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Walker, Lin lead unbeaten Hornets over Bulls 94-86

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 22 points, Jeremy Lin added 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-86 on Monday night to remain undefeated in the preseason. The Hornets (6-0) also got 11 points from P.J. Hairston in his first game back from a calf injury. BULLS: Jimmy Butler had 18 points, but was 0 for 4 from 3-point range...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

I Don't Wanna Be In Love: Say Goodbye To Good Charlotte

In 2014, the Charlotte Bobcats, under new head coach Steve Clifford, made the playoffs and gave the Miami Heat and LeBron James a good run. The city and franchise was suddenly buzzing with optimism. Al Jefferson had turned back the clock, Kemba Walker was hitting big shots, and an identity had emerged under Clifford as a grind-it-out defense.The new look Bobcats soon became the new...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Charlotte expect Kemba Walker to play better this season?

How good can Kemba Walker be? Nathaniel S. Butler GettyKemba Walker is a slightly below-average starting NBA point guard. He's not bad, by any means. But, relative to the insane talent currently occupying his position, he's not a star, either. Where does that leave the Hornets, a team that's desperately trying to push itself into the postseason? If Walker isn't elite, can they...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

How will opponents exploit the Charlotte Hornets this season?

The Charlotte Hornets were a deeply flawed basketball team last season. Their offense was a ship wreck that had limited spacing and very few on-ball playmakers able to inject creativity into a lifeless attack. This year's roster looks better, at least on paper. It has a few new faces (most notably Nicolas Batum) who can open things up a bit and make life easier for those around...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford compares Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Charlotte Hornets added quite a few interesting veterans to their roster this summer, but none are more of a question mark than Jeremy Lin. After fighting through a tough year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin is looking to reestablish himself as a productive player. The only problem is Charlotte already has a franchise point guard, meaning Lin won't be able to find much playing...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Charlotte more likely to miss the playoffs than make it?

The Charlotte Hornets are all in this season, so obsessed with making the playoffs that they forfeited a few valuable future assets for "win now" production.But what if their efforts were all for naught? ESPN's summer forecast doesn't think Charlotte has what it takes to make the postseason, which is a littleembarrassing in the Eastern Conference. Here's further evaluation of the...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb; Batman and Robin Together Again

So what’s with the Batman and Robin title?  There was an article on Bleacher Report that referred to the 2 in college as such because it seemed like Lamb was always there to help Walker when he was struggling to carry the team.  Bobcats/Hornets fans understand Kemba and the Batman comparison.  Many times, Kemba has taken over games when he had to.  He has never been afraid...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lin; Charlotte Hornets’ New 1-2 Punch at Point Guard

Hello again Hornets fans.  Is it crazy that I was most excited about Jeremy Lin as our free agent signings began?  It wasn’t the trade for Batum or moving Lance to the Clippers.  It wasn’t juggling Matt Barnes to the Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour for Jeremy Lamb either.  It was truly Jeremy Lin.  I was always intrigued by the guy.  Anyone who watched him in New York or even...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerian Grant would give Hornets greater size at point guard

At 6'5, Jerian Grant is among the bigger point guards in the draft. That size, along with Grant's myriad other skills, could greatly benefit the Charlotte Hornets. While Kemba Walker is a talented guard, he gives up a lot of size on defense with his slight (though wiry) frame and generously-listed 6'1 height. Grant would give the Hornets a whole new dimension on both sides of the...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Hornets Select?

HORNETS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER NINE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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