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Towns scores 37 points, Timberwolves rout Hornets 121-99

Oct. 25, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns took advantage of an obvious mismatch Friday night when Charlotte center Cody Zeller wasn't there to defend him. Towns had 37 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves remained unbeaten with a 121-99 win over the Hornets. Without Zeller,...

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...

Inexperienced Hornets turn to Rozier in post-Kemba era

Oct. 15, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier arrived in Charlotte with a tremendous chip on his shoulder. The 25-year-old point guard is eager to prove he can lead an NBA team after spending four years as a backup with the Boston Celtics. He will get that opportunity this season in Charlotte where he'll replace...