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Brian Roberts fitting in to Hornets’ mix

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Brian Roberts was the Hornets ?best player? on Wednesday, when he made his first six shots against the Portland Trail Blazers, including two 3-pointers....
  • 12 hr 18 min ago

Charlotte Hornets - Portland Trail Blazers Observations 11.16.14

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The Hornets got back P.J. Hairston, who had missed the previous four games with a sprained right ankle. However Gary Neal couldn?t play due to a left shoulder sprain. Click to Continue »
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Hornets frustrations continue in loss to Trail Blazers, 105-97

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to power through the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday 105-97 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets Gameday

Charlotte.com (()) — LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Marvin Williams/Cody Zeller: Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Blazers? 23-point comeback to beat the Hornets in Portland. That game was won on Blazers… ...
  • 2 days ago

Five close losses at center of Hornets’ early struggles

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets have lost 11 of 15 games this season, tying them for 12th among 15 Eastern Conference teams. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Michael Jordan and the Hornets provide Thanksgiving Meals

Charlotte.com (The Charlotte Observer ()) — The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds provided Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 needy families at the Hornets' fourth annual Cornucopia event. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — It took 15 games and 360 game minutes this season, but Hornets power forward Marvin Williams finally took a free throw. In a further oddity, it wasn?t even a shooting… Click to Continue...
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Los Angeles Clippers overpower Charlotte Hornets 113-92

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Los Angeles Clippers got a near triple-double from power forward Blake Griffin and a season-high 15 assists from point guard Chris Paul to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 113-92 at… Click...
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Hornets’ Jeff Taylor: ‘I’m sorry for any pain I caused’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor has decided not to appeal the 24-game suspension imposed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, regarding Taylor pleading guilty to a domestic-violence charge...
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out for a while longer with that stress reaction in his right foot. Coach Steve Clifford said Kidd-Gilchrist isn?t allowed to shoot...
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Miami Heat sneaks past Charlotte Hornets 94-93

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Point guard Kemba Walker?s jump shot missed and center Al Jefferson?s put-back attempt fell off the rim as the Miami Heat held off the Charlotte Hornets 94-93 Sunday. Click to Continue »
  • 4 days ago
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Hornets’ three newcomers are slowly figuring it out

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Stephenson, Williams and Roberts have had some bumps in the road assimilating to the Hornets… Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Jim Utter)) — The Hornets? reintegration to Charlotte can now truly be considered complete. "Super Hugo," the more acrobatic and daredevil alter ego of the original Huge the Hornet mascot, made his...
  • 6 days ago
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Orlando Magic top Charlotte Hornets 105-100

Charlotte.com (jutter@charlotteobserver.com (Jim Utter)) — Orlando certainly had Magic on Friday night. It made all of the Charlotte Hornets? 23-point second-half lead disappear in a 105-100 NBA victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Hornets Gameday

Charlotte.com (()) — Preview of Friday?s Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic game. Click to Continue »
  • 7 days ago
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Union calls Jeff Taylor suspension excessive, offers to file immediate appeal

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The head of the National Basketball Players Association is calling Jeff Taylor?s 24-game suspension "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement." Click to...
  • 7 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The reaction when ex-Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson was introduced Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse was mostly cheers with a sprinkling of boos. They still love him here; they just...
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Indiana Pacers beat Charlotte Hornets 88-86 at the buzzer

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Solomon Hill scored on a put-back basket at the buzzer to give the Indiana Pacers an 88-86 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Click to Continue »
  • 8 days ago
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NBA suspends Hornets Jeffery Taylor for 24 games

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The NBA announced Wednesday a 24-game regular-season suspension of Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor, following his pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge in Michigan. Taylor will...
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Hornets' Jeff Taylor suspended for 24 games

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The NBA announced Wednesday a 24-game regular-season suspension of Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor, following his pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge in Michigan. Click to...
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Blog Articles

Three takeaways from another of many Hornets losses

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 113-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers: -- Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Hornets coach Steve Clifford said, in separate and totally unrelated interviews (Doc...
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Doc Rivers: Way too soon to push Hornets panic button

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the panic button is being pushed a little early concerning the Charlotte Hornets’ 4-10 start. “In this day in time we micro-analyze every single...
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Three takeaways from a deflating loss to the Miami Heat

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 94-93 loss to the Miami Heat: You’re frustrated, they’re frustrated: I got an emphatic sense of frustration from the fan base tonight on Twitter. I got...
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Hornets injuries: MKG likely out rest of month; Hairston still out with a sprained ankle

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — It sounds unlikely that Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will play the rest of November while recovering from a stress reaction in his right foot. Hornets coach Steve...
  • 5 days ago

Three takeaways from the Hornets' loss to the Pacers

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 88-86 loss to the Indiana Pacers: -- Have you ever bought an old house? By definition it’s leaky. Either some water pipe breaks or the energy is escaping in the...
  • 8 days ago

Three takeaways from another blowout loss by the Hornets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 107-80 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks: -- The Hornets reached the playoffs last season because they performed like the perfectly-behaved child: They...
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When you need your friends most: Gerald Henderson was there for Wayne Ellington Saturday

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — OAKLAND, Cal. -- Charlotte Hornets guard Gerald Henderson flew overnight Friday from Phoenix to Philadelphia for the funeral of Wayne Ellington’s father. He then flew to Oakland, Cal., in time to...
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Hornets' Gary Neal talks about his concussion

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — OAKLAND, Cal. -- I spoke briefly with Gary Neal as he was leaving Oracle Arena Saturday night. He was diagnosed with a concussion after a fall in the lane during the Charlotte Hornets’ 112-87 loss...
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Three takeaways from Hornets' road victory over the Suns

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 103-95 road victory over the Phoenix Suns: -- Before this game Hornets coach Steve Clifford said his No. 1 concern these days is turnovers. They entered...
  • 13 days ago
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Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist out vs. Suns; Williams, Neal and Stephenson also might miss game

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — PHOENIX – Facing three Western Conference playoff contenders in the next four nights, the Charlotte Hornets suddenly have a slew of injuries to rotation players. Small forward Michael...
  • 13 days ago
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Marvin Williams doubtful for Suns; Cody Zeller would likely start, but Noah Vonleh might still sit

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — PHOENIX -- Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford anticipates starting Cody Zeller at power forward Friday if Marvin Williams can’t play due to tendinitis in his left knee. Who Zeller’s backup...
  • 14 days ago
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Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets' road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 102-100 road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers: -- The Hornets are best in the NBA at defensive rebound percentage. By definition that means they are elite at...
  • 16 days ago
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How various Charlotte Hornets stand among NBA league leaders

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Some here and there on the Charlotte Hornets based on an early look at the NBA stats leaders. -- If Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson can maintain what he’s doing as a rebounder over this...
  • 16 days ago
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How various Charlotte Hornets stand among NBA league leaders

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Some here and there on the Charlotte Hornets based on an early look at the NBA stats leaders. -- If Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson can maintain what he’s doing as a rebounder over this...
  • 16 days ago
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Three takeaways from the loss to the Lakers

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from Sunday night’s 107-92 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers: Worst quarter of defense in recent memory: I’m sure at some point last season the Bobcats guarded this poorly for 12...
  • 18 days ago
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Three takeaways from the Hornets' victory over the Hawks

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ victory over the Atlanta Hawks: What happens now might not matter a week or a month from now: I totally get why people are fascinated with rookie P.J. Hairston...
  • 20 days ago
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Why should running the offense through Big Al be a revelation to these Hornets?

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 96-89 victory over the Miami Heat: Back on the course? The most ridiculous thing to do in sports is to say, “Forget about the result.” Yet forget about...
  • 22 days ago
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Four first-week thoughts from around the NBA

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Some quick thoughts a week into the NBA season: Appointment television: The NBA doesn’t have a lot of matchups that would move the meter nationally, certainly not on the scale of a...
  • 23 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out tonight vs. Pelicans; Gerald Henderson will start

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — NEW ORLEANS – Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss Tuesday night’s road game against the New Orleans Pelicans after suffering rib and hip injuries in a scary fall...
  • 23 days ago
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Three takeaways from tonight's Hornets loss to the Knicks.

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from Sunday on why the Hornets are 1-2: The exceptional defense isn’t exceptional: Fans took it for granted that being special defensively was a given. Unfortunately, no. Since...
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