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Celtics down Hornets in Walker's emotional return to Charlotte

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:14 PM

New Celtics guard Kemba Walker calls it an 'amazing night' as the Hornets give their former star a tribute

MUCH LOVE. Kemba Walker gets a standing ovation from Hornets fans. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis take charge as Lakers whip Hornets

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers earn their second straight win behind a fourth-quarter pullaway against the Hornets

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. LeBron James and the Lakers begin to pick up steam. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


Hornets sting Raptors with Jeremy Lamb game-winner

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Just over a week after draining a halfcourt heave at the buzzer, Jeremy Lamb breaks the Raptors' heart anew

STILL FIGHTING. Jeremy Lamb and the CharlotteHornets keep their playoff hopes alive with a win against East contender Toronto Raptors. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Warriors bury Hornets by 47; Lakers win without LeBron

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combine for 11 triples as the Warriors regain their pole position in the Western Conference

CHEF CURRY. Steph Curry catches fire as the Warriors return to the winning track. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: Bucks, Hornets set for Paris meeting

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Paris is set to host the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets in a regular NBA season game

FRENCH CONNECTION. Giannis Antetokounmpo (center) and the Bucks get to play in Paris for the first time against a Hornets side led by French stars Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Magic, Hornets boost playoff bids

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'We're still trying to accomplish a goal here. Anything is possible,' says Kemba Walker as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Kemba Walker and the Hornets stay in the running for the 8th and last playoff spot in the East. Photo from Charlotte Hornets Twitter

Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

Heat edge Hornets as race for last East playoff spot tightens

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hang on to the 8th and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

KEY WIN. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat pick up their 30th triumph, Photo by Pau Mata/Rappler

Harden, Capela take charge as Rockets slip past Hornets

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Returning from a neck injury, James Harden teams up with Clint Capela to power the Rockets to a third straight win

BACK AT IT. James Harden unloads 30 points, but says he’s still getting a feel of the game. Photo from NBA Twitter

Cousins powers Warriors past pesky Hornets

Feb 26, 2019 - 2:54 PM

'This is the happiest he has looked. He looked the most comfortable tonight,' says coach Steve Kerr on DeMarcus Cousins

BEST PERFORMANCE. DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points for the Warriors. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Defense propels Hornets in grind-out win vs slumping Grizzlies

Feb 02, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Tony Parker reaches a career-milestone, tallying 7,000 career assists in the Hornets' win over the Grizzlies

RECORD NIGHT. Tony Parker hits a career-milestone while backstopping Hornets star Kemba Walker. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Brown drops 24 as Celtics hammer Hornets

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Playing minus Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics avenge their upset loss to the Hornets last November

STEPPING UP. Jaylen Brown posts a double-double to lift the Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

League-leading Bucks rally to top Hornets

Jan 26, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo keys the late turnaround as the Bucks improve to 35-12

BIG RUN. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks outscore the Hornets, 32-12, in the final period. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hornets shake off slow start, sting Kings

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tony Parker provides leadership and a steady presence to lead the Hornets bench against the young Kings

LEADER. Tony Parker finishes in double figures along with 6 other Charlotte players as the Hornets rally past De’Aaron Fox and the Kings. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Hornets' Parker makes triumphant return to San Antonio

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The Frenchman is showered with adoration by Spurs fans, who cheered for him during 17 seasons in San Antonio

CHAMP. Before joining the Charlotte Hornets, Tony Parker won 4 NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP


Mavs notch rare road win vs Hornets

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic drops a double-double as the Dallas Mavericks snap a nine-game skid on the road

TEEN STAR. The 19-year-old Luka Doncic powers the Mavs with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Irving shines as Celtics trip Wizards to win 7th straight

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Boston star Kyrie Irving caps a 38-point outburst with a clutch triple as the Celtics outlast the Washington Wizards in overtime

Kemba Walker drops 103 points in two games

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

After a 60-point outing, Charlotte Hornets hotshot Kemba Walker follows up with 43 more points in a win over the Boston Celtics

HISTORIC. Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker becomes the first player in the franchise to drop 103 points in two games. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Embiid fires 42 as Sixers stay perfect at home

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers go 7-0 in their homecourt as Joel Embiid powers the Sixers to an overtime escape versus the Hornets

FIERY FOURTH. Sixers star Joel Embiid pumps in 16 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter. Photo from the NBA

LOOK: Charlotte Hornets go retro with Classic Night

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:45 PM

As the Hornets celebrate their 30th year in the league, former NBA stars Muggsy Bogues and Glen Rice will be among the legends the team will honor this season

OPENING NIGHT. New Charlotte guard Tony Parker impresses in his debut but the Hornets fall short by the slimmest of margins against the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-112. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Tony Parker says he's ready to contribute in Charlotte

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:35 AM

'In everyone's eyes, I will always be a Spur,' says Tony Parker even as he's all set for a new challenge with the Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 02: Tony Parker #9 of the Charlotte Hornets looks to pass against Tyler Johnson #8 of the Miami Heat during their game at Spectrum Center on October 2, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Hornets beat Celtics to spoil Hayward's return

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The Boston Celtics drop their NBA preseason opening game to the Charlotte Hornets even as Gordon Hayward returns from injury

HOT START. Rookie Miles Bridges highlights the Hornets' win over the Celtics with a couple of dynamic dunks in the NBA preseason game. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images/AFP

4-time NBA champ Tony Parker leaves Spurs for Hornets

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The departure of the San Antonio icon leaves Manu Ginobili as the last player in the successful Spurs triumvirate

ICONIC. San Antonio point guard Tony Parker agrees to a 2-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Charlotte ships Dwight Howard to Brooklyn

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The Hornets trade the star center to the Nets for Timefey Mozgov and two second-round picks

HEAD-SCRATCHER. Dwight Howard, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds, heads to his 4th team in 4 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Hornets tap Borrego as new head coach

May 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The former San Antonio Spurs assistant gets the approval of Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan after weekend interview

HIRED. James Borrego gets the approval of Hornets team owner Michael Jordan after weekend interview. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Charlotte Hornets dump Steve Clifford as coach after 5 seasons

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The Hornets miss the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years, finishing at 36-46 for the second consecutive season

AXED. The Charlotte Hornets fire head coach Steve Clifford after their 3rd losing season in 4 years. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP


John Wall stands tall as Wizards punch ticket to playoffs

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

John Wall records 15 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards advance to the playoffs for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons

COMEBACK. John Wall returns from injury with a bang and a double-double effort for the Washington Wizards. File photo


James matches Jordan milestone in leading Cavs over Hornets

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:32 AM

James hits double digits in the second quarter with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from JR Smith

IMPRESSIVE FEAT. LeBron James matches Michael Jordan's accomplishment of scoring double digits for the 866th consecutive game. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker's 46 leads record Charlotte Hornets rout of Memphis Grizzlies

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The 61-point winning margin is the largest in any NBA game since 1998 and marks only the 6th time in league history a team wins by 60 or more points

SIZZLING. In this file photo, Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play against the Detroit Pistonsat Spectrum Center. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty

Howard cracks 30-30 mark in Hornets' win over Nets

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Kevin Love was the last who made the feat with 31 points and 31 rebounds for Minnesota in a 2010 victory over New York

30-30. Dwight Howard #12 of the Charlotte Hornets works toward the basket against Jarrett Allen #31 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second quarter during their game at Barclays Center on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors sink Hornets

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:58 PM

The Indiana Pacers almost blow a 17-point lead but hold on to the victory that allowed them to jump over the Washington Wizards by a half-game in the NBA standings

YOUNG GUN. Victor Oladipo waxes hot for the Indiana Pacers with 33 points. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP


Pacers beat Hornets with late surge

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:14 PM

The Pacers now stand 7th in the Eastern Conference

COMBO. Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo combines for 47 points to lead the Pacers over the Hornets. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP (Turner) and Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (Oladipo)

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Durant TD powers Warriors, LeBron James dominates Kings

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors won their fifth straight and the seventh in their last eight games despite playing without superstar Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green

TAKE CHARGE. Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors tries to keep the ball from Nicolas Batum #5 of the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on December 6, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Stephen Curry has sprained ankle, may be out for two weeks

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Curry limped off court after the Golden State Warriors' dramatic win over the New Orleans Pelicans after twisting his right ankle

INJURED LIST. Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors missed their game against the Charlotte Hornets, Tuesday, December 5. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

San Antonio Spurs' stingy defense downs Charlotte Hornets

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are on a two-game winning streak

34 POINTS. LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol combined for 34 points to lead the Spurs against the Hornets. LaMarcus Aldridge photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/North America/AFP and Pau Gasol photo from Facebook

Hornets guard Batum to miss at least 6-8 weeks with elbow injury

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The Hornets will have to survive the next few weeks without the French guard

BUZZED. Nicolas Batum could miss even more playing time with the injury that occurred 34 seconds after the start of Wednesday's pre-season game against the Detroit Pistons. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Hawks sting Hornets, set playoff date with Wizards

Apr 12, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The Hawks fourth straight victory assured them of the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and guaranteed they ll play the fourth seeded Wizards in the first round

FLYING HIGH. Dwight Howard leads Atlanta to a key victory. File Photo by Kevin C Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Russell Westbrook posts another 40-point triple-double

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Having one in a career would be great Westbrook just registered his seventh tying him for second all time with Wilt Chamberlain

ONCE AGAIN. Russell Westbrook has been a human triple-double machine. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors win as Curry hits 11 3-pointers

Feb 02, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Steph Curry finishes with 39 points as the Warriors torch the Hornets from downtown

CLOSING STRIKES. The Warriors helped seal the victory with a 34 second burst in the final quarter that included a Curry 3-pointer, a Shaun Livingston dunk and a Draymond Green block. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry's dad Dell sinks near half-court shot in a suit

Feb 02, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Dell Curry shows he still has his shooting touch at age 52

LONG RANGE PLANS. Dell Curry shows the world where his son got his range from. Screenshot from CSN

Warriors bounce back with win over Hornets

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Durant shines and Curry explodes in his hometown return as the Warriors race past the Hornets late

Warriors outplay Rockets on both ends to win 6th straight

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Durant and Curry combine for 56 points while the Warriors block 7 shots and record 8 steals on defense

GOLDEN STREAK. Kevin Durant finished with 32 points and 7 assists as the Warriors win their sixth straight game. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Harden hot streak continues in Rockets win

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:50 PM

James Harden one of several players excelling in a high scoring season across the league finishes with 40 points 15 rebounds and 10 assists as Houston improves to 31 9

BIG GAME. James Harden has another big night for the Rockets. File Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Aggressive Hornets sting Westbrook's Thunder

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Nic Batum and Kemba Walker lead the winning effort for the Hornets

'Phenomenal' Butler does it with 52 points for Bulls

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:52 PM

With his 52 point explosion Jimmy Butler posts his third 40 point game of the season and is just one shy of his career high

SMILE. Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls smiles before shooting a free-throw for his 50th point of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center on January 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Pistons center Drummond fined $15,000 for elbowing foe

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Drummond was given a flagrant foul two and was ejected during the Pistons win against the Hornets

NBA: Hot-handed Cavs sink Hornets as Frye scores 20

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Channing Frye comes off the bench to hit 5 of the team s 14 3 pointers in a 100 93 win

THROWING IT DOWN. LeBron James finishes with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the win. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP