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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...

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...

Monk hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Hornets beat Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a...

Ja Morant lifts Grizzlies past Hornets with late layup

Nov. 13, 2019 10:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ja Morant’s winning layup left the rookie flexing and shouting at the crowd and sent father Tee racing down the sideline while pumping his knees high in the air, filled with excitement over his son’s big moment. Yep, Morant’s homecoming game went about as well as...

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...

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...

Hornets rookie Washington nets 27 in 126-125 win over Bulls

Oct. 23, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak took PJ Washington with the 12th pick in the draft, he suggested the Kentucky forward might spend this season bouncing back and forth between Charlotte and its G League affiliate to gain experience. Washington had other ideas. The...

Hornets' Borrego still not ready to name entire starting 5

Oct. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach James Borrego still isn't ready to name his entire starting five on the eve of the regular-season opener. The second-year coach says point guard Terry Rozier and center Cody Zeller will start Wednesday night when the Hornets host the Chicago Bulls. However, he isn't...

GM Kupchak: Hornets won't build through free agency

Oct. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the Charlotte Hornets being major players in free agency as they attempt to build a winning franchise in the post-Kemba Walker era — at least not right away. Instead, the second-year general manager said Monday he anticipates the Hornets will...