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Graham, Hornets survive big night from Wizards' Bertans

Dec. 10, 2019 11:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges said he spent most of his rookie season thinking about highlight-reel plays. But the ultra-athletic 6-foot-6, 225-pound Charlotte Hornets forward, who was featured in the NBA All-Star Game dunk contest last season, said his mentality has changed in year two....

Rose caps big 4th with winning jumper, Pistons edge Pelicans

Dec. 10, 2019 12:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derrick Rose is 31 and his body has taken a beating, but the 2011 NBA MVP showed once again he can still take over a game and knock down the decisive shot. Rose hit a 14-foot jumper in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift...

Trae Young scores 30 points, Hawks beat Hornets 122-107

Dec. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trae Young took a knee to the face, then returned to deliver a knockout blow to the Hornets. Young turned in perhaps his most complete game of the season with 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 122-107 on Sunday night for their second...

Doncic scores 28 in 26 minutes, Mavs rout Pelicans 130-84

Dec. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points and 16...

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...

Booker scores season-high 44 points, Suns outlast Pelicans

Dec. 6, 2019 12:10 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Monty Williams was able to celebrate a victory in an emotional return to New Orleans. The former New Orleans coach guided the Phoenix Suns to a 139-132 overtime victory over the Pelicans on Thursday night. Devin Booker broke out of a perimeter-shooting slump, scoring 21 of his...

Graham hits 10 3s, Hornets spoil Russell's return 106-91

Dec. 4, 2019 10:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's only December but Devonte' Graham is making a strong case for the NBA's Most Improved Player. Graham added to his growing resume on Wednesday night, knocking down 10 of 16 3-pointers and finishing with 33 points as the Charlotte Hornets spoiled D'Angelo Russell's return to the...

Doncic scores 33, powers Mavericks past Pelicans, 118-97

Dec. 3, 2019 11:21 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Luka Doncic has Dallas coach Rick Carlisle searching for new superlatives to describe his second-year star. Doncic scored 15 of his 33 points in the third quarter and grabbed 18 rebounds in just 28 minutes to power the Mavericks to a 118-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on...

Oubre’s late 3s lift Suns past Hornets 109-104

Dec. 2, 2019 10:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It didn’t matter to Kelly Oubre Jr. that he missed his first seven shots from beyond the arc. Oubre learned a long time ago how important it is to keep on shooting. Oubre made his last two 3s, both coming in the final 55 seconds, and finished with 23 points as the Phoenix Suns...