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Ten storylines to start your NBA season

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobsrver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Ten storylines worth following as the NBA season commences: Click to Continue »
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Slow starts, fouls were factors in a 3-5 Hornets preseason

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The first half of Thursday?s exhibition against the Indiana Pacers was an extreme version of something Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford has noticed all preseason: slow starts. Click to...
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Charlotte Hornets: New full-season ticket sales second only to Cleveland

Charlotte.com (jmcfadden@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan McFadden)) — The Charlotte Hornets, who play their first regular-season game under their new name next week, say they?ve attracted more new season-ticket holders than any NBA team except the Cleveland...
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Charlotte Hornets drop final exhibition to Indiana Pacers

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets cut a 22-point deficit to two before stagnant ball-movement led to an 88-79 exhibition loss Thursday to the Indiana Pacers at Time Warner Cable Arena. Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The Hornets plan to re-hang Bobby Phills? No. 13 jersey during halftime of the Nov. 1 home game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The original Hornets retired Phills? jersey after he… Click...
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Buzz Fest starts Friday, celebrating return of Charlotte Hornets name

Charlotte.com (jmcfadden@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan McFadden)) — Two days filled with live music, autograph signings and activities for children and adults will celebrate the long-awaited return of the Charlotte Hornets name on Friday. Click to Continue »
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NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (JON KRAWCZYNSKI)) — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly… Click to...
  • 2 days ago
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Henderson to miss Hornets’ final exhibition as preseason injuries mount

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Shooting guard Lance Stephenson missed Wednesday?s practice to see a doctor about his groin strain. Power forwards Cody Zeller and Noah Vonleh sat out the contact drills. Zeller has a… ...
  • 2 days ago
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Hornets’ coach: Zeller, Vonleh must cut down on fouling to reach potential as power forwards

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Zeller has committed by far the most fouls this preseason among Hornets ? 26 in seven exhibitions. That?s an average of a foul for every six minutes he plays. Click to Continue »
  • 3 days ago

Download our new Charlotte Hornets app

Charlotte.com (The Charlotte Observer ()) — The Charlotte Observer has a new app providing Charlotte Hornets updates, photos, scores, videos and more - for both smart phones and tablets. Click to Continue »
  • 3 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets fall 117-114 to Atlanta Hawks in overtime

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Guard Thabo Sefolosha hit one of two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to give the Atlanta Hawks a 117-114 overtime exhibition victory over the Charlotte Hornets at Philips Arena. Click to...
  • 4 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets have had some rough patches defensively this preseason. Coach Steve Clifford said before Monday?s exhibition that two fixes would solve that: Stop fouling ?needlessly? and...
  • 4 days ago
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Hinrich scores 26 points, Bulls beat Hornets

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96 in an exhibition game Sunday night. Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets: Scoping defense and risks early on

Charlotte.com (()) — Rick Bonnell: Here are five thoughts on the Charlotte Hornets and the NBA , with just over a week before the start of the regular season. Click to Continue »
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Jefferson leads Hornets past Wizards 96-86

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Click to...
  • 7 days ago
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Stephenson latest to join Hornets sidelined with injury

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Stephenson suffered a groin strain that caused him to miss part of Thursday?s practice. The Hornets started preseason with an apparent glut at shooting guard. For now they?re down to… ...
  • 8 days ago
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Patience with Hornets’ Lance Stephenson will tell

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — Since Lance Stephenson was a high school basketball prodigy in New York, his nickname has been ?Born Ready.? From what the Charlotte Hornets and their fans have seen so far, Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Observations from the Charlotte Hornets? 104-84 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Click to Continue »
  • 9 days ago
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Detroit Pistons trounce the Charlotte Hornets 104-84

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The preseason is about problem-solving, and the Charlotte Hornets had problems in abundance in a 104-84 exhibition loss to the Detroit Pistons at Time Warner Cable Arena. Click to Continue »
  • 9 days ago
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Pistons beat Hornets 104-84 in preseason

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — Andre Drummond and Josh Smith both had double-doubles, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-84 in an NBA preseason game Wednesday. Click to Continue »
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Blog Articles

Two ESPN rankings suggest Charlotte Hornets on the upswing

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets made out pretty well – both individually and collectively – in two of ESPN’s recent rankings. First off, the franchise was ranked the 29th-best overall among the 122...
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Add Kemba Walker to Charlotte Hornets' injury issues

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Add point guard Kemba Walker to the Charlotte Hornets’ ever-growing injury list. Walker left shootaround Thursday morning after complaining of foot soreness. So his availability is questionable...
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Charlotte Hornets' Lance Stephenson out tonight with a toe injury

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — GREENVILLE, S.C. – What was once a glut at shooting guard for the Charlotte Hornets is suddenly a lack of options. Lance Stephenson will miss Friday’s exhibition against the Washington Wizards...
  • 14 days ago
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Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson out 1-2 weeks with hamstring strain

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson is expected to miss one to two weeks of the preseason after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tuesday confirmed a right hamstring strain. Henderson...
  • 17 days ago
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What the new TV deal should mean to the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — News item: The NBA is reportedly set to announce a new television deal Monday with ESPN/ABC and Turner Sports that would nearly triple revenue from $930 million to $2.66 billion annually. Ten...
  • 19 days ago
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What are the Charlotte Hornets' options now behind Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward?

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets announced Friday that small forward Jeff Taylor won’t be with the team, following his arrest Thursday in Michigan, while the NBA investigates Taylor's conduct. How might the...
  • 27 days ago
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