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Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford: ‘Our problem is we don’t guard’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Last season?s Charlotte Bobcats knew what they were: An elite defensive team with a good post-up game. This season?s Charlotte Hornets don?t yet have a clear identity, and that has… Click...
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Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers 12.19.14: Friday’s preview

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Matchup to Watch: Charlotte Hornets� Al Jefferson vs. Philadelphia 76ers� Nerlens Noel. Jefferson gets guarded by a rookie; he should be revving up for a big night. Click to Continue »
  • New: 9 hr 2 min ago

Charlotte Hornets Gameday

Charlotte.com (()) — Hornets at 76ers 12.19.14… Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets fall to Phoenix Suns, 111-106

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Gary Neal missed a 3-pointer late and P.J. Tucker made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left as the Phoenix Suns edged the Charlotte Hornets 111-106 at Time Warner Cable… Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said pregame the league is looking into trimming some of the preseason in order to add some time to the regular season. That would be welcome… Click to...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Charlotte will get NBA All-Star game after arena upgrades

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Now that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte have agreed to an arena renovation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said its inevitable Charlotte will get an All-Star Game. Click to...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Adam Silver says All-Star Game in Charlotte is inevitable

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Now that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte have agreed to an arena renovation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said its inevitable Charlotte will get an All-Star Game. Click to...
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Charlotte Hornets trading Lance Stephenson complex

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Dealing away top acquisition Lance Stephenson might require patience by the Charlotte Hornets, partly because publicity about his struggles. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets Gameday for 12.17.14

Charlotte.com (()) — Eric Bledsoe vs. Kemba Walker: These two cashed in big-time thanks to the position they play and the dramatic jump the salary cap will take as a result of the… Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Suspension over, but unlikely Charlotte Hornets' Jeff Taylor will immediately be on active roster

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The 24-game NBA suspension Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor received, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge in Michigan, expired with Monday’s loss to the...
  • 2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets can’t overcome early deficit, lose 97-88 to Cavaliers

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets spotted the Cleveland Cavaliers the game?s first 21 points and never quite recovered in a 97-88 loss at Quicken Loans Arena. Click to Continue »
  • 3 days ago

Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor?s suspension, resulting from his pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge in Michigan, ends with Wednesday?s game against the Phoenix Suns. Click...
  • 3 days ago

Hornets looking, but not close on trading Lance Stephenson

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Lance Stephenson has struggled to adapt to his new team. His shooting has been poor and he leads the Hornets in turnovers at 2.4 per game. Click to Continue »
  • 3 days ago

Time for Charlotte Hornets to trade Lance Stephenson has come – already

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — It is time for the Charlotte Hornets to cut their losses on the Great Lance Stephenson Experiment. Click to Continue »
  • 3 days ago

Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (JON KRAWCZYNSKI)) — Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers: Monday’s preview

Charlotte.com (()) — Kyrie Irving vs. Kemba Walker: With new teammate LeBron James such a good facilitator, point guard Irving can concentrate more on attacking offensively. He?s scored at least 20 points in… ...
  • 4 days ago

Henderson: Hornets’ ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts were about spreading awareness, not placing blame

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — ?Everybody can improve in terms of how we?re handling ourselves,? Charlotte Hornet Gerald Henderson said when asked about the team wearing "I Can?t Breathe" T-shirts during Saturday?s warm-ups. "I...
  • 4 days ago

UNCC filmmaker documents grassroots effort to bring Hornets name back to Charlotte

Charlotte.com (htrenda@charlotteobserver.com (Hilary Trenda)) — After three years of filming, a documentary about the grassroots effort to bring the Charlotte Hornets NBA team name back to its home city has a release date in the… Click to Continue...
  • 4 days ago

Nets get hot from 3-point range, rout Hornets 114-87

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Brooklyn Nets shot 72 percent from 3-point range through three quarters, building a 34-point lead along the way, to thump the Charlotte Hornets Saturday 114-87 at Time Warner Cable… ...
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Hornets join ‘I Can’t Breathe’ movement

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets joined the ?I Can?t Breathe? movement among professional athletes, focused on the choking death of a New York man last summer. Click to Continue »
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Blog Articles

Three takeaways from the Hornets' loss to the Phoenix Suns:

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 111-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns: Important stuff you might have missed: The most newsworthy thing that came out of Time Warner Cable Arena had nothing to do with...
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Adam Silver says All-Star Game in Charlotte is inevitable

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Now that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte have agreed to an arena renovation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said its inevitable Charlotte will get an All-Star Game. Click to...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago
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Suspension over, but unlikely Charlotte Hornets' Jeff Taylor will immediately be on active roster

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The 24-game NBA suspension Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor received, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge in Michigan, expired with Monday’s loss to the...
  • 2 days ago

Hornets' Cody Zeller took one serious shot to the nose

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 97-88 road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers: Wow, did Cody Zeller get thumped: Zeller looked like a mugging victim after this one. His nose was mangled,...
  • 3 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets join the "I Can't Breathe" movement, wearing T-shirts in warm-ups vs. Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets joined the “I Can’t Breathe” movement among professional athletes, focused on the choking death of a New York man last summer. All 13 Hornets on the active roster warmed up...
  • 5 days ago
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Three takeaways from the night the Hornets had their chances against the Grizzlies

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the night the Charlotte Hornets coulda/shoulda beaten a tremendously talented team…. Gerald Henderson screwed up. Don’t over-react: Henderson made the single biggest mistake...
  • 5 days ago

Three takeaways from the Hornets winning two in a row:

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets victory over the Boston Celtics: -- I’ve heard again and again that Brad Stevens is a coaching savant. I’m not disputing that. But never in two years of...
  • 8 days ago
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Hairston will sit out Celtics game after missing practice with an unexcused absence

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston will not play versus the Boston Celtics tonight as discipline for missing Tuesday’s practice without an excused absence. Hornets coach Steve Clifford made...
  • 8 days ago
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Three takeaways from the game that freed the Hornets from a 10-game losing streak

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the “They finally won” Charlotte Hornets game: Talent seduces. It also deceives: I’m constantly told the Hornets are under-achieving relative to talent, and I certainly don’t...
  • 12 days ago
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Hornets' Gary Neal expects to make his return tonight vs. Knicks

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets will take a big step back toward healthy tonight with shooting guard Gary Neal planning to return against the New York Knicks. Neal has missed the past three games with a...
  • 13 days ago
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My three takeaways from the Hornets' 10th loss in a row

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ loss (tenth straight) to the Chicago Bulls: This was a bit of breakthrough for Lance Stephenson: That was by far the best I’ve seen Stephenson play, as far as...
  • 15 days ago
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Three takeaways from cave-in night for the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Atlanta Hawks’ blowout of the reeling Charlotte Hornets: Hunger Games: Gerald Henderson said he doesn’t understand how a team that had lost its previous eight games would...
  • 19 days ago
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Where things stand with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's foot injury

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets have said the earliest small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could return to action is Wednesday’s home game against the Chicago Bulls. However, Wednesday might be too soon...
  • 19 days ago
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Three takeaways from Hornets losing to Warriors

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 106-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors: Exactly when did they become an elite team? If you read my Twitter responses or many of my emails you would...
  • 20 days ago
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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...
  • 24 days ago
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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...
  • 24 days ago
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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...
  • 25 days ago
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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...
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