6:52 PM EDT, Tue March 19, 2019
22 mins ago
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game thread

Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game thread

The Hornets wrap the season series with one of the East’s top contenders. Remember earlier in the year when it seemed like every other game was against the 76ers? Well this is a totally different team now. This is now an open thread!
3 hours ago
Hornets have one last chance to upset the 76ers

Hornets have one last chance to upset the 76ers

They’ve come close on all three occasions, but the Hornets are yet to beat the 76ers. What: Charlotte Hornets (31-38) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (32-38) When: 7:00 p.m. EDT Where: Spectrum Center; Charlotte, NC How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass The Hornets have played the 76ers three times this season and lost all three games by a total of six points. The last two of those games went into overtime. Given that information alone, you’d think these teams were pretty evenly matched. Well guess what buddy, you’d be wrong. The 76ers are legitimate contenders. They’ve...
6 hours ago
The Hornets have a fourth quarter problem

The Hornets have a fourth quarter problem

It’s been a problem in seasons past, and a new coaching staff and scheme haven’t been able to fix it. We spent a good bit of time talking about the Hornets late game woes at the end of the Steve Clifford era in Charlotte. The Hornets lost at least a dozen one possession games in a row and just about every player had brutal numbers in crunch time. With a new coaching staff and scheme in place, one could reasonably hope those issues would be resolved. They haven’t, and it’s only gotten worse as the season has gone on. Since the calendars turned over to 2019, the Hornets have been...
6 hours ago
You are all invited to At the Hive’s March Madness bracket challenge

You are all invited to At the Hive’s March Madness bracket challenge

Compete against your friends and foes from the At the Hive community. Andrew Waters set up a bracket challenge for At the Hive, and we’ve decided to extend the invitation to all of you. You can join by going to this link: At the Hive Tournament Challenge To help identify who is who, I suggest using your username as the name for your bracket. That way we will know who the winner is and can give them their grand prize of kudos and brownie points.
Mar 18, 2019
Podcast: Talking Hornets during their game versus the Heat

Podcast: Talking Hornets during their game versus the Heat

Zach and I recap last week’s action and preview this week’s action while watching the Hornets play the Heat. Zach and I start our conversation during the halftime break of the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. We go through last week’s slate of games, talking about what we liked and didn’t like, and what it means going forward. That transitions into a look ahead at this week’s games against teams that are mostly better than the Hornets. We talk about a realistic goal for the week and what we expect to see from each game. Much of this takes place during the...
Mar 18, 2019
A Glimpse at Greensboro: Playoff Push

A Glimpse at Greensboro: Playoff Push

Swarm guard Jaylen Barford has taken control of the offense as the team hits its most pivotal stretch. Last time we looked at the Greensboro Swarm, it was at the annual G-League Showcase. It was a time for rotational players to display their talent amongst the various NBA scouts attending. Unfortunately, however, the team played mediocre at best, finishing the event with an even record with no true eye-popping performance. Since then, the Swarm has continued to battle it out in the NBA’s minor league. They have made some solid additions to the roster along the way. This includes former...
Mar 18, 2019
The Hornets scored 75 points in an NBA game in 2019

The Hornets scored 75 points in an NBA game in 2019

Naturally they lost the game. The Charlotte Hornets, an NBA team playing basketball in the year 2019, scored 75 points on Sunday. That, believe it or not, was not enough to win the game. They lost to the Miami Heat, 93-75. I don’t know what it is about these games with the Heat. It might be the playoff implications. It might be the way these teams match up. Whatever it is, it makes for ugly basketball. The Heat shot 39.5% from the field, a significant victory over the Hornets’ 31.3%. That number was accentuated by the Hornets 19.4% from three. This game was evenly played through...
Mar 17, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat game thread

This is practically a playoff game. It’s time for some matinee basketball! This is now an open thread!
Mar 15, 2019
Hornets hold off Wizards for a 116-110 victory

Hornets hold off Wizards for a 116-110 victory

The Hornets made it more stressful than they needed to, but they pulled off a key road win over the Wizards. Kemba Walker scored 28 points while the Hornets bench put in 56 points of their own as the Charlotte Hornets overcame a 40 point from Bradley Beal to take down the Washington Wizards, 116-110. The Hornets were ready to play tonight. They jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead. They repeatedly attacked the basket on the offensive end and stifled the Wizards defensively. The Wizards turned the ball over six times in the opening frame. The Hornets turned that strong play into a 40-26 lead...
Mar 15, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards game thread

The road trip continues. This might be my favorite picture I’ve used for a post this year. Jeremy Lamb’s face is the best. This game could have major draft implications if the Hornets keep losing. This is now an open thread!
Mar 15, 2019
The Hornets need a win tonight to keep the playoffs within reach

The Hornets need a win tonight to keep the playoffs within reach

Sitting two games out of the eight seed with a lot of road games left on the schedule, the Hornets need this win against the Wizards. What: Charlotte Hornets (30-37) at Washington Wizards (29-39) When: 7:00 EDT Where: Capital One Arena; Washington D.C. How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass This game has major implications for a pair of reasons. For one, the Hornets obviously need to start winning games if they want to make the playoffs. After tonight’s game against the Wizards, the Hornets play nine straight games against teams that currently have a better record than the...
Mar 12, 2019
Despite 118-106 Loss to Rockets, Borrego is Proud of Hornets

Despite 118-106 Loss to Rockets, Borrego is Proud of Hornets

The Hornets were down three starters and five players Monday night against the Rockets, so an upset against one of the hottest teams in the league was highly unlikely. But despite the 118-106 loss, Head Coach James Borrego said he’s proud of his team. Charlotte got off to a slow start - allowing the Rockets to outscore them 38-19 in the first quarter. Things didn’t get much better in the 2nd and the Hornets would head to the locker room down 71-44 at the half. Charlotte came out with increased energy and intensity in the 2nd half - outscoring the Rockets 35-22 in the third, and even...
Mar 11, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets game thread

Can the Hornets snap the Rockets streak? I hope you’re ready for lots more James Harden dribbles. This is now an open thread!
Mar 11, 2019
The Hornets will be down two starters tonight

The Hornets will be down two starters tonight

Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller join Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the inactive list. According to Rick Bonnell, both Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller will sit out tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets. As if @hornets weren’t challenged enough tonight in Houston: No Zeller (knee soreness), no Williams (illness) and MKG doubtful (knee strain).— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) March 11, 2019 As Bonnell notes, the Charlotte Hornets are already without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who suffered a strained knee in Friday night’s win over the Wizards. He was originally listed as probable...
Mar 11, 2019
Hornets need to bring their A game against the Rockets

Hornets need to bring their A game against the Rockets

The Hornets have a tough road ahead of them as they try to make a playoff push. What: Charlotte Hornets (30-36) at Houston Rockets (41-25) When: 8:00 EDT Where: Toyota Center; Houston, TX How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBATV, NBA League Pass The Hornets currently sit just one game outside of the playoff picture, and they still have one game left against each of the two teams sitting between them and a playoff berth. They control their own destiny, but it won’t be easy. The Hornets travel to Houston to take on a scorching hot Rockets team. The Rockets have won eight games in a row,...