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Miles Bridges will compete in the 2019 dunk contest

Miles Bridges will compete in the 2019 dunk contest

Not surprising. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges will be in the dunk contest as part of NBA All Star Weekend. Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges plans to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at All Star Weekend, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 18, 2019 It’s only surprising so far as it’s rare to see Hornets players not named Kemba Walker get any national recognition. But Bridges is certainly a qualified candidate. Case in points: 1. This DUNK from Miles Bridges 2. The reaction from...
Jan 17, 2019
Willy Hernangomez dominates the glass, Hornets win 114-95

Willy Hernangomez dominates the glass, Hornets win 114-95

The 24-year-old was able to shift the tide of the game for Charlotte. Coming out of the gate, it looked as if the Charlotte Hornets left their offensive mojo in San Antonio, where they finished a grueling six-game road trip. The team was shaky coming out of the gate, making just one of their first six shots. With the Kings being known for their quick pace this year, they took full advantage of this poor play and was able to capture a double-digit lead within a few minutes of the contest. It looked like this would be yet another game of the Hornets playing down to the level of their...
Jan 17, 2019
Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings game thread

Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings game thread

The Hornets are back at home and are gonna try to win some basketball games. The Hornets lost on the road to the Kings by only seven points. That’s like the equivalent of a normal team beating another normal team by 30. Let’s see if that comes to fruition tonight. This is now an open thread!
Jan 17, 2019
The Hornets are back at the Spectrum Center, face off against the Sacramento Kings

The Hornets are back at the Spectrum Center, face off against the Sacramento Kings

After a considerable time away from home, the Charlotte Hornets look to gain steps in the right direction following Monday’s win. What: Charlotte Hornets (20-23) vs. Sacramento Kings (23-21) When: 7:00 p.m. EST Where: Spectrum Center; Charlotte, NC How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass After a disappointing six game road stretch where the team was able to notch twoclose victories. The Charlotte Hornets came ready to play Monday against the San Antonio Spurs. With Tony Parker’s first visit to the Alamo City as an opponent, the Hornets were able to capture that emotional...
Jan 16, 2019
Charlotte Hornets mid-season report card

Charlotte Hornets mid-season report card

We’re a couple games past the halfway point of the season. Let’s reflect on how everyone has played so far. The Charlotte Hornets have played a smidge more than half of their season slate, so what better time is there to hand out arbitrary grades for the team’s performance so far? Why not after 41 games you ask? Well it was the weekend and then there was a game on Monday and now we have a couple extra days to fight about it. So here we go. Charlotte Hornets: C The Hornets are close to a .500 record, which is basically the sports equivalent of a C. They currently sit eighth in the...
Jan 14, 2019
Hornets cap off road trip with a win over Spurs, 108-93

Hornets cap off road trip with a win over Spurs, 108-93

The Hornets said they were going to win this game for Tony Parker, and they did so emphatically. Kemba Walker scored 33 points, Jeremy Lamb scored 19, Bismack Biyombo dominated the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the San Antonio Spurs in Tony Parker’s return. The game started poorly for the Hornets as the Spurs jumped out to an 11-3 run to start the game. Hot shooting from Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker sparked a 25-7 run from the Hornets in response. The back court duo combined for 22 of the Hornets 28 first quarter points. The Spurs scored 24. The Hornets grew their lead...
Jan 14, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio game thread

Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio game thread

Join us in celebrating past Spurs returning to San Antonio. This is the final game of the road trip. That’s good for a number of reasons. One, maybe the Hornets will stop losing games. Two, we’ll stop mentioning the road trip in every article we post. Three, the games will both start and end at a reasonable hour. And so on. This will be fun. All the Spurs and their fans will probably celebrate the career of Tony Parker. Tony Parker will try to respond by ruining their night and beating their favorite team. James Borrego will try to defeat his former boss. The Hornets will try to win...
Jan 14, 2019
Hornets wrap up their road trip in San Antonio

Hornets wrap up their road trip in San Antonio

Tony Parker returns to San Antonio for the first time since joining the Hornets. What: Charlotte Hornets (19-22) at San Antonio Spurs (25-19) When: 8:30 p.m. EST Where: AT&T Center; San Antonio, TX How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBATV, NBA League Pass This is the last game of the longest road trip of the season for the Hornets. It’s gone very poorly so far. The Hornets have lost four of five with a couple brutal losses mixed in. To wrap things up, they travel to San Antonio to take on a Spurs team that has caught fire. The obvious story here is Tony Parker’s return to the city...
Jan 13, 2019
Tough Road Trip is Taking Its Toll on Hornets

Tough Road Trip is Taking Its Toll on Hornets

Charlotte Falls to Sacramento 104-97 The Hornets have played five games in seven nights, including two back-to-backs, during their grueling West Coast road trip and last night fatigue caught up with them in their 104-97 loss to the Kings. The defeat snaps a 3-game winning streak against Sacramento. The game was close for most of the contest with the Hornets narrowing a six point 1st quarter deficit to two by the break. The Kings came out after halftime with a strong third quarter - out-scoring the Hornets 25-17 during the period. Kemba and the Hornets would fight back with a 9-0 fourth...
Jan 12, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings game thread

This is the last late start for awhile. There’s nothing like facing the team that plays at the second fastest pace in the league on the second night of a back to back for the fifth game of a road trip. No way this goes poorly. No way, no how. How many times are we going to hear Eric Collins talk about the ‘Miracle After Midnight’ tonight? This is now an open thread!
Jan 12, 2019
Hornets will try to bounce back against the Kings

Hornets will try to bounce back against the Kings

After back to back poor performances, the Hornets look to right the ship against a young Kings team. What: Charlotte Hornets (19-22) at Sacramento Kings (21-21) When: 10:00 p.m. EST Where: Golden 1 Center; Sacramento, CA How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass The Kings were one of the big stories of the early part of the season. They bucked expectations and held a winning record and a playoff spot for a big chunk of the season. They’ve since cooled off, but these still aren’t your older brother’s Kings. Dave Joerger has his young group playing at an extremely fast pace....
Jan 12, 2019
Hornets still not playing defense, lose to Trail Blazers 127-96

Hornets still not playing defense, lose to Trail Blazers 127-96

The Hornets refuse to play defense. They just won’t do it. Kemba Walker’s 18 and Jeremy Lamb’s 15 were the only Charlotte Hornets marks in double figures as they got run off the court by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hornets dug themselves an early hole with poor defense on the perimeter. The Trail Blazers jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the game’s first four minutes. A James Borrego timeout only provided a brief respite, as Portland went on to score 37 points in the game’s opening period. C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard combined to outscore the Hornets 28-27 in that first...
Jan 11, 2019
Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers game thread

The Hornets are still out west playing games in the middle of the night. The Trail Blazers always seem good but never great. Charlotte hasn’t won a basketball game in Portland since the year 2008. Emeka Okafor and Jason Richardson led the way that night with 21 and 20 points respectively. Travis Outlaw paced the Blazers with 26 points. Earl Boykins and Raef LaFrentz played in that game. That’s a long time ago. This is now an open thread!
Jan 11, 2019
Hornets head to Portland to take on the Blazers

Hornets head to Portland to take on the Blazers

The Hornets look to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss to the Clippers. What: Charlotte Hornets (19-21) at Portland Trail Blazers (25-17) When: 10:00 p.m. EST Where: Moda Center; Portland, OR How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass The Hornets have only won five road games this season and this will be a tough test against a really good team. Most of the next few games are going to be like this for James Borrego’s team. It would be huge if the Hornets could steal a game or two on this trip and that is going to take a great defensive effort. The play of the players not named...
Jan 10, 2019
Hornets mock draft round-up, version 1

Hornets mock draft round-up, version 1

With the season just about halfway over, we take our first look at some prospects that could be Hornets this time next year. The 2018-19 season is just about halfway done. The Charlotte Hornets have been stuck in a battle for one of the lower seeds in the East for most of this season. With Kemba Walker’s free agency upcoming and no cap space to speak of, the draft is the easiest avenue on which general manager Mitch Kupchak can improve the team. If things hold true to form, the Hornets will pick just outside of the lottery. Below are some names to keep an eye on. (Note that for any mock...