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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,...
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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...
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Lance Stephenson Out Indefinitely With Pelvic Sprain

What the hell was Lance doing to hurt his–nevermind. Hornets head coach Steve Clifford just announced Lance Stephenson will be out until at least after Christmas with a pelvic injury. That likely ruins any chance of Stephenson being moved before the deadline. @hornets Clifford says that Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will most likely be out until after Christmas. #UTAvsCHA ...
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Lance Stephenson Out Indefinitely With Pelvic Sprain

What the hell was Lance doing to hurt his–nevermind. Hornets head coach Steve Clifford just announced Lance Stephenson will be out until at least after Christmas with a pelvic injury. That likely ruins any chance of Stephenson being moved before the deadline. @hornets Clifford says that Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will most likely be out until after Christmas. #UTAvsCHA ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s Only Hope

You don’t have to look very hard to find a preseason predictions article, written just a scant few months ago, categorizing the Charlotte Hornets as a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. These power rankings by Marc Stein listed the Hornets as the fifth-best team in the East, a few spots ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. Lee Jenkins predicted that Charlotte coach Steve Clifford...
Via The Sports Post
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Jazz-Hornets Preview

The Utah Jazz had notched just two victories away from home before embarking on a season-high six-game road trip. After winning two straight to even the swing, the Jazz look to take three in a row for the first time since late in the 2012-13 season Saturday night against a Charlotte Hornets team they have dominated for nearly six years. Gordon Hayward has led the way this past week...
Via AP on Fox
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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...
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No one wants Lance Stephenson

Which team wouldn’t want a player to blow in opposing player’s ears, take questionable shots, and basically never know which player they’ll get each night? Well that’s what’s probably dooming the Hornets and Lance Stephenson as reports state no team wants to trade for him. Charlotte will reportedly keep Lance for the season “for now” and his huge deal he signed over...
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No one wants Lance Stephenson

Which team wouldn’t want a player to blow in opposing player’s ears, take questionable shots, and basically never know which player they’ll get each night? Well that’s what’s probably dooming the Hornets and Lance Stephenson as reports state no team wants to trade for him. Charlotte will reportedly keep Lance for the season “for now” and his huge deal he signed over...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day 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...
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Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate.   The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,” ESPN.com reports, mainly due to lack of interest around the league. Seven teams...
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Hornets reportedly take Stephenson off trading block 'for now'

The Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep struggling swingman Lance Stephenson "for now" after receiving underwhelming trade offers, ESPN reported Friday. The Hornets (6-19) have started slowly this season despite bringing back a virtually the same roster that made the playoffs in April. Charlotte was a popular pick to make a deep playoff run this season after the team signed Stephenson...
Via Fox Sports
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Hornets Keeping Lance Stephenson 'For Now'

With a dearth of quality trade offers, the Charlotte Hornets are keeping Lance Stephenson "for now," according to sources. Stephenson has had a problematic start to his tenure with the Hornets after signing a three-year, $27 million contract. The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets are among seven clubs that showed interest in Stephenson. The Hornets also feel Stephenson's lingering groin...
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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...
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Wash, Rinse, Repeat; Hornets Blow Yet Another Lead

My birthday present to my mom was to take her to a Hornets game.  Her birthday is Friday, so I wanted to take her to Wednesday’s Hornets game against the Phoenix Suns.  We have gone to Hornets games since before they were Bobcats and Hornets again, so that is always a great gift to give, and share. I’ve been pretty harsh on the players lately as to who should be traded.  If...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Owner “OK” With Trading For Lance Stephenson

Things haven’t gone according to plan in Charlotte. When Jordan’s team signed Lance Stephenson in the off-season, the playoffs were an immediate expectation. Well, the Hornets are currently 6-19 and everyone seems to putting most of the blame on Lance. With Lance being on the trade block, Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon would welcome him back with open arms.  “I’d be OK...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Charlotte blows another big lead; Stephenson talks trade rumors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lance Stephenson tells FoxSportsCarolinas.com he's happy with Hornets as the team lost its fourth straight 111-106 to the Suns.  Three-Point Take 1. Stephenson Aware of Trade Rumors  When Lance Stephenson signed his three-year, $27-million contract as a free agent this summer, it was just assumed that he was one of the missing pieces to help push Charlotte into...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Hornets, 111-106

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 20 and the Phoenix Suns snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Thomas was 7 of 13 from the field and had two key free throws in the final minute as Phoenix erased an early 17-point deficit. Dragic, who missed the last two games...
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Commissioner: Charlotte has 'great chance' to host All-Star Game

  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects Charlotte will host the league's All-Star game at some point in the future. Silver met with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on Wednesday and said before the team's game against the Phoenix Suns that, ''Charlotte has a great chance of getting an All-Star game -- at this point the question is just when.'' The Hornets and the Charlotte...
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Charlotte has 'great chance' to host NBA All-Stars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects Charlotte will host the league's All-Star game at some point in the future. Silver met with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on Wednesday and said before the team's game against the Phoenix Suns that, ''Charlotte has a great chance of getting an All-Star game - at this point the question is just when.'' The...
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Herb Simon 'OK' With Pacers Pursuing Deal For Lance Stephenson

Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with the Indiana Pacers pursuing a trade to bring back Lance Stephenson, but left any decisions up to the team's front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said. Several deciding factors would determine the Pacers' interest in Stephenson, said Simon, and a huge consideration would...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics target Lance Stephenson?

The Charlotte Hornets are in a bad way, and many have begun to point the finger at the recently acquired Lance Stephenson. While he clearly doesn't deserve all of the blame, Stephenson has been nothing short of abysmal in his short time with Charlotte. So bad, that many believe that it's time for the Hornets to move on.Eric Blaisdell and I exchanged a few emails wondering if the...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers considering bringing back Lance Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers were not willing to pay Lance Stephenson market value five months ago, and the 24-year-old swingman wound up signing a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. With Paul George expected to miss most — if not all — of the 2014-2015 season, you have to wonder if the Pacers regret...Read More
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Early Blowout Of Hornets Gets Turned Into Funny Vine

The Cleveland Cavaliers went up 19-0 to start Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, eventually winning 97-88. Vine user Rob Perez created this funny Vine video featuring a scene from Rocky IV. The post Cavs Early Blowout Of Hornets Gets Turned Into Funny Vine appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Game Recap: Hot Start Sparks Victory

(Cleveland, OH) – Scoring the first 21 points of the game played a big part in helping the Cleveland Cavaliers hold off the determined comeback efforts of the Charlotte Hornets in a 97-88 win at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night. After a rousing start, the Hornets were still able to get to within three during the first half and two during the third quarter. However, on both...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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