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At The Hive Nov 1, 2018
Hornets Look to Get 2nd Win In a Row Against Oklahoma City

Hornets Look to Get 2nd Win In a Row Against Oklahoma City

What: Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) at Charlotte Hornets (4-4) When: 7:00 p.m. EDT Where: Spectrum Center; Charlotte, NC How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass The Hornets put together one of their most complete games of the season in Tuesday’s 125-113 win over the Miami Heat. Tonight, Charlotte will look to carry that momentum into their home game against the Thunder. Tony Parker showed everyone that there’s still gas left in the tank - scoring 24 points and 11 assists in 25 minutes of play against Miami. Nic Batum, who’s been facing a ton of slander from disgruntled...
charlotteobserver Oct 30, 2018

Hornets’ French connection - Tony Parker and Nic Batum - triggers win over Heat

How fortunate the Charlotte Hornets are that Tony Parker decided to try something new. The Hornets’ biggest personnel problem the prior two seasons was a reliable backup point guard. Former …
At The Hive Oct 30, 2018
Tony Parker turns back the clock as Hornets topple Heat, 125-113

Tony Parker turns back the clock as Hornets topple Heat, 125-113

Tony Parker notched his first double double as a Hornet with 24 points and 11 assists and the Hornets started their four game home stand with a big divisional win. Tony Parker scored 24 points and had 11 assists as the Hornets bench outscored its starters 66-59, and the Hornets team outscored the Heat 125-113. Nicolas Batum and Malik Monk set season highs in scoring with 20 points apiece, as Kemba Walker took a much needed break from shouldering the scoring load. Jeremy Lamb kicked off the Hornets scoring with an early 3-pointer. Nicolas Batum had a mini-takeover of sorts, scoring eight...
charlotteobserver Oct 29, 2018

Waiting for Charlotte Hornets clarity at center? Good luck with that

Here are all the Charlotte Hornets who have played center already in a 3-4 season start: Cody Zeller, Willy Hernangomez, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nic Batum, Frank Kaminsky and Bismack …
At The Hive Oct 29, 2018
Nicolas Batum has been an unsung hero for the Hornets

Nicolas Batum has been an unsung hero for the Hornets

Despite underwhelming box score statistics, the Frenchman is a key to the Hornets success this season, particularly on the defensive end. Nicolas Batum has been a frequent target of frustration among Hornets fans since he signed a five year, $120 million contract in the summer of 2016. An under-performing Charlotte Hornets team was begging for a second scorer to complement Kemba Walker, and Batum’s near max contract brought with it expectations that the Frenchman would step up into that role. In the first season under his new contract, Batum delivered. He averaged 15.1 points per game, a...
Blazer's Edge Oct 28, 2018
French Basketball, Batum Featured In Vice Sports Docuseries

French Basketball, Batum Featured In Vice Sports Docuseries

A recent episode of Vice Sports’ The Way We Ball highlighted the French influence on the NBA. The Trail Blazers took a chance in the 2008 NBA Draft by acquiring the rights to French forward Nicolas Batum. After seven productive seasons with Portland, Batum is still influencing youngsters in France as a member of the Charlotte Hornets. Batum, and French basketball were recently featured on an episode of Vice Sports’ The Way We Ball. The twenty-minute video explained how France emphasizes fundamentals, and how today’s group of French NBA players are acting as role models for the...
At The Hive Oct 26, 2018
Hornets out for vengeance against the Bulls

Hornets out for vengeance against the Bulls

The Hornets return after a four game road trip looking to avenge their latest loss. Whether it be because the Hornets were on the final leg of their road trip or just plain apathy, the Hornets did not show up against the Chicago Bulls in Chiacgo Wednesday night. They struggled to stop Zach LaVine from getting to the basket and let Cameron Payne get hot from behind the arc. Offensively they struggled to put the ball in the basket, especially from three. The Hornets still had a chance to win it late, but a back breaking Nicolas Batum turnover on an inbounds pass with five seconds left wiped...
At The Hive Oct 19, 2018
James Borrego notches win as Hornets head coach, Hornets dismantle Magic, 120-88

James Borrego notches win as Hornets head coach, Hornets dismantle Magic, 120-88

The Hornets picked up their first win of the season against their old coach. Kemba Walker scored 26 and hit five more 3-pointers; Nicolas Batum tallied 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists; rookie Miles Bridges finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds; and the Hornets earned head coach James Borrego his first career win with a 120-88 drubbing of the Orlando Magic. The game could not have started more differently than the Hornets season opener. Both teams clanged seemingly dozens of shots. Head coach James Borrego took a timeout about halfway through the opening period, and it seemed to do...
Blazer's Edge Oct 18, 2018
A Fit and Focused Harkless Could Key the Blazers Season

A Fit and Focused Harkless Could Key the Blazers Season

No one is doubting Moe Harkless’ skill and physical attributes. It’s all above the shoulders for the seventh-year forward. Like his predecessor Nicolas Batum, Maurice Harkless has made the starting small forward position a polarizing point in Portland. Batum often showed All Star glimpses but never excelled to that point. On paper, Harkless has all the tools to be the player the Trail Blazers need at the three. Will he show it, though? For a six-week stretch during the 2017-18 season, offered proof of that. Earlier in the season, he had slumped into a disengaged mood to the point where...
At The Hive Oct 17, 2018
Hornets Fall To Bucks in opener, 113-112

Hornets Fall To Bucks in opener, 113-112

The Charlotte Hornets fell the the Milwaukee Bucks despite 40 points from Kemba Walker. Despite Kemba Walker’s All-Star caliber 41 point performance, the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Bucks, 113-112, after Nicolas Batum’s attempt at a game-winning shot did not fall. The Milwaukee Bucks started the game quickly Wednesday night, outscoring the Hornets 36-23 in the first quarter. It was quarter the Bucks dominated, however. The teams split the second quarter, each scoring 31 points. From there, Charlotte outscored Milwaukee 29-26 in the third and 29-20 in the fourth. The best Hornet on...
charlotteobserver Oct 17, 2018

Hornets gameday: They couldn’t be healthier, and here’s how they intend to stay so

The Charlotte Hornets enter tonight’s season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks and superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo with no injuries, quite a departure from last season when starter Nic Batum was out …

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