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Embiid scores 18, leads 76ers past Hornets 114-106

Nov. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons watched the 76ers' game in street clothes, bothered by a shoulder injury but feeling downright sunny about their chances after a rough road trip. "I feel great," Simmons said. "Woke up on a beautiful Sunday, excited to see my team play." The 76ers were delighted to give an...

Celtics lose Hayward to injury, beat Spurs for 7th straight

Nov. 9, 2019 11:27 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a victory that was tempered by the loss of Gordon Hayward, who broke his left hand late in the first half. Kemba Walker add 26 points as Boston (7-1) won its seventh straight game and...

Pelicans overcome 26 turnovers to beat Hornets 115-110

Nov. 9, 2019 10:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry could only manage a sarcastic grin after his team's second win of the season. He knows it wasn't pretty. "Well, I don't think they're sending that (game tape) to Springfield anytime soon," Gentry said, referring to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Brandon...

76ers' Simmons to miss Hornets game with shoulder injury

Nov. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. Simmons was hurt Wednesday when he bumped into Royce O'Neale's chest while posting up in the first quarter of a 106-104 loss...

Kemba Walker: MJ will always be "special guy in my life"

Nov. 8, 2019 2:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker says he holds no ill feelings toward Michael Jordan, even though the Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion decided not to keep him in Charlotte by paying him a $221 million supermax contract. In fact, Walker only has love for Jordan. "MJ is always going to be a special...

Celtics beat Hornets 108-87 in Walker's return to Charlotte

Nov. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As he peered up at the videoboard suspended above the court, Kemba Walker broke into a wide smile and tears trickled down his cheeks. The Hornets honored their all-time leading scorer with a highlight video Thursday night, giving the Boston Celtics point guard a hero's welcome in his...

Graham, Biyombo lift Hornets past Pacers 122-120 in OT

Nov. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bismack Biyombo spent the better part of three quarters stretching and waiting on the Charlotte Hornets bench. The reserve center had a feeling his time was coming. "I always say, 'You gotta stay ready so you don't have to get ready,'" Biyombo said. "You could tell by the momentum of...

Kispert leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Alabama State 95-64

Nov. 5, 2019 10:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert is the only returning starter for No. 8 Gonzaga from last year's Elite Eight team, and he knows many of his young teammates are looking for leadership. He provided it Tuesday. Kispert scored a career-high 28 points as Gonzaga used a second-half surge to beat Alabama...

Rozier, Hornets hold off Warriors 93-87

Nov. 3, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Having lost two more starters to injury earlier in the day, Golden State coach Steve Kerr was in a remarkably pleasant mood considering his team's fifth loss in six games to start the season. Considering everything that's happened so far, Kerr had good reason to smile. The depleted and...

Hornets rally from 14 down to beat winless Kings 118-111

Oct. 31, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — P.J. Washington controlled the post well enough to keep Charlotte close until the rest of his teammates found their rhythm. The Hornets rookie showed some versatility, too, when he stepped out and made a pair of shots beyond the arc. Washington scored 23 points to lead seven...