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Nov 25

Hornets anything but clutch in Friday’s 4th quarter vs. LeBron James, Cavs

Beating LeBron James – anywhere, any time – is just about the toughest thing on the Charlotte Hornets’ agenda. Regardless of whether he was with the Miami Heat or Cleveland Cavaliers, James has owned this matchup. He has lost just one game against the Hornets since joining the Heat in 2010. Changing

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Nov 25

Almost … Charlotte Hornets can’t catch Cleveland Cavaliers as 3s miss mark late

Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker both missed 3-point attempts on the Charlotte Hornets’ final possession, as the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a 100-99 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. The loss broke a three-game winning streak for the Hornets, who are 8-10. The Cavaliers, defending Eastern Conference champions

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Nov 24

Fearless predictions: Panthers QB Cam Newton will take off, repeatedly, vs. Jets

Five fearless predictions for Sunday’s Carolina Panthers game at the New York Jets: 1. Cam Newton will rush for 50 yards. With the exception of a game against the Bills’ Tyrod Taylor this month, mobile quarterbacks have given the Jets fits. New York is 29th in the league in rushing yards allowed

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Nov 24

Fearless predictions: Rested Spurs will prevail as usual against Hornets on Saturday

Five fearless predictions for Saturday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the San Antonio Spurs: 1. Another big game from Jeremy Lamb Lamb scored a career-high 27 points in the previous game this season against the Spurs, and added six assists. He’s playing with far more confidence this season.

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Nov 24

Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online

President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter. Burton is an actor best known for playing Lt. La Forge in “Star Trek” on TV and film and for championing kids’ education through the “Reading Rainbow” series. Ball is the father of

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Nov 24

Disappointed in Panthers DT Kawann Short’s stats? You might be missing big picture

Kawann Short didn’t do anything extravagant after becoming one of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive tackles this past spring. The Carolina Panthers star, in his fifth year, took his mom on a trip, but that’s something Short does every offseason. He also bought a house in south Charlotte, but

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Nov 24

Charlotte Hornet Nic Batum’s elbow: Does he play against the Cavs Friday?

Charlotte Hornets guard Nic Batum will not play against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday. However, Batum’s re-injury of his left elbow does not appear to be a long-term concern for this season. Batum, who missed the second half of Wednesday’s victory over the Washington Wizards, participated in

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Nov 24

Panthers won for first time ever against Jets. Can they beat New York again Sunday?

When you watch the New York Jets offense trot onto the field Sunday and see that quarterback Josh McCown is leading them, you might think: “My gosh, that guy is still around?!” And you would be justified in doing so. McCown is 38 years old, and he’s kicked around the NFL so long that the Jets are

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Nov 23

Panthers TE Greg Olsen a step or two away from playing Sunday against Jets

After back-to-back, full-workload days, the only thing between Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his return to the football field is a couple of nights’ sleep. “Yeah, the response obviously to putting this much volume on it two days in a row is the concern,” said Olsen on Thursday afternoon

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Nov 23

The latest on Charlotte Hornet Nic Batum’s elbow re-injury

While there has not yet been a definitive projection, it does not appear Charlotte Hornet Nic Batum’s latest left elbow injury threatens his season. Batum doesn’t feel the re-injury, which caused him to miss the second half Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, is as bad as the original injury

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Nov 23

Fearless predictions: The road – again

Five fearless predictions for Friday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Cleveland Cavaliers: 1. Not another overtime The victory Wednesday over the Washington Wizards broke a streak of five consecutive overtime losses (all last season) for the Hornets. I don’t see this one going an extra five

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Nov 23

Panthers QB Cam Newton is so much more than Super Man, petulance, postgame outfits

So what do you make of Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers’ franchise quarterback? Does the post-touchdown Superman celebration burn you up? Does the first-down celebration drive you nuts? Do you feel as if he devotes more time to his post-game outfits than he does his team’s game plan? I don’

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Nov 23

Secret to Panthers’ recent success after byes? It might be timing, Ron Rivera says

There was a time when Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera just couldn’t quite solve the game following a bye week. But they’re not so bad these days. From 2011 to 2014, Rivera and the Panthers were 0-5 after having the previous week off, including a playoff loss. But starting on Oct. 18,

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Nov 23

Miami beats Boston, ending Celtics’ winning streak at 16

Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak. Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which had an 18-point lead cut to one

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Nov 23

How Jeremy Lamb’s productive summer could be crucial to the Charlotte Hornets’ success

Losing Nic Batum for another big slice of this season (he re-injured his left elbow Wednesday night) would be a significant hit for the Charlotte Hornets. However, it wouldn’t be a catastrophe. Jeremy Lamb demonstrated against the Washington Wizards he’s more than ready for whatever is next.

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Nov 23

Charlotte Hornets’ Nic Batum reinjures left elbow

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Nic Batum missed the second half of Wednesday’s home game against the Washington Wizards with a contusion on his left elbow. Batum missed six weeks — including the Hornets’ first 12 regular-season games — after tearing a ligament in that same left elbow. The

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