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Dec 11

Fearless predictions: Road will remain an unfriendly for Hornets, especially MKG

Five fearless predictions for Monday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Oklahoma City Thunder: 1. MKG will sure earn his paycheck on this trip Russell Westbrook Monday, followed by James Harden … Click to Continue »

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Dec 10

Observer exclusive: Nicolas Batum on severity of elbow injury

Charlotte Hornets guard Nic Batum is constantly aggravating his left elbow injury, and it is significantly affecting his performance. Batum detailed the situation in an exclusive interview with the Observer … Click to Continue »

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Dec 10

Brandon Ingram does NC homecoming in style, puts Lakers ‘on his back’ to beat Hornets

Brandon Ingram’s first NBA game back in North Carolina was … underwhelming, to put it kindly. The Kinston native and former Duke star scored a measly four points in 28 … Click to Continue »

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Dec 10

Hornets owner Michael Jordan met with his players Saturday; what was his message?

When the team owner is also a basketball icon, things can be a bit more hands-on for the Charlotte Hornets. Owner Michael Jordan met with the players before Saturday’s game … Click to Continue »

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Dec 10

Wilting Charlotte Hornets give up 51 percent shooting, fall to the Los Angeles Lakers

For the second game in as many nights, the Charlotte Hornets looked defenseless against dribble-penetration. Friday night, it was the Chicago Bulls scoring 56 points in the lane. Saturday, the … Click to Continue »

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Dec 09

Fragile and flawed, the Charlotte Hornets already are spiraling

Weeks before training camp began, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said this was the most talented roster in his now four-plus seasons in Charlotte. Where is that team? How does a … Click to Continue »

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Dec 09

No big men, no problem? Even in loss, Treveon Graham gives Hornets cause for optimism

When the Charlotte Hornets announced Thursday that both Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller would miss time with injuries (a sprained ankle and torn meniscus, respectively), a look up and down … Click to Continue »

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Dec 09

Charlotte Hornets lose again, this time in overtime, to the 4-20 Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have the fewest victories in the NBA at four. Two of those are now against the Charlotte Hornets. The Bulls put away the Hornets in overtime Friday … Click to Continue »

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Dec 08

Fearless predictions: Ingram will be a problem, but Hornets will top Lakers

Five fearless predictions for Saturday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Los Angeles Lakers: 1. Lonzo Ball will be welcome to shoot The second overall pick, Lakers rookie point guard Ball … Click to Continue »

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Dec 08

Hornets send guard Julyan Stone to G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm

The Charlotte Hornets have assigned guard Julyan Stone to the Greensboro Swarm, the team’s G-League affiliate, the team announced Friday. Stone has appeared in two games for the Hornets this … Click to Continue »

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Dec 08

Still no word on Hornets’ injured big men, so who fills in for them against Chicago?

Visual confirmation of Cody Zeller’s torn meniscus came Friday morning at the Spectrum Center following Hornets shootaround. Zeller, who is out indefinitely, limped out of the locker room under an … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Hornets big men sidelined with injuries; how many games will they miss?

Front-court depth – considered a strength for the Charlotte Hornets this season – took two hits Thursday. Backup center Cody Zeller was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus in his … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor gets his wish; where is he headed?

Former Duke center Jahlil Okafor, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft, finally got his wish: A trade out of Philadelphia, and a chance for consistent playing time. Multiple … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Fearless predictions: Bulls won’t repeat that awesome 3-point accuracy

Five fearless predictions for Friday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the Chicago Bulls: 1. The 3-point line won’t be so wide open The Bulls, arguably the NBA’s worst offensive team this … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Here’s what former Hornets and Duke star Gerald Henderson likes best about his rehab

Despite interest from a handful of NBA teams before the start of the current season, former Duke star and ex-Charlotte Bobcat/Hornet Gerald Henderson elected to have hip surgery and miss … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Hornets among several OK teams in NBA East, but there is improvement to be seen

I still don’t know what to make of the 2017-18 Charlotte Hornets. Although they are more than a quarter of the way into the season, too many players have been … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Surgical Warriors gave Hornets plenty to ponder Wednesday. Here’s the postmortem.

The Golden State Warriors aren’t just supremely talented, they are strikingly surgical. If you do something well, they minimize it. If you do something poorly, they exploit it. That the … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Steph Curry’s stand-in is … ex-Duke star Quinn Cook? How he did in first NBA start

Hours before the Hornets and Warriors took to the court Wednesday night, Golden State coach Steve Kerr held court with the media. He addressed any number of questions, but the … Click to Continue »

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Dec 07

Golden State Warriors didn’t need Stephen Curry to cruise past the Charlotte Hornets

The Golden State Warriors were missing one former Most Valuable Player. Their other one more than compensated. With Stephen Curry out the next two weeks with a sprained ankle, Kevin … Click to Continue »

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Dec 06

Why Steph Curry’s absence against Hornets may not be all bad for Golden State Warriors

Wednesday morning’s shootaround, hours before the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets face off at 8 p.m. in the Spectrum Center, was absent one notable face: Steph Curry. The Warriors’ … Click to Continue »

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