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Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) passes the ball around Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Hayward breaks late tie, scores 39 points to lead Hornets

Jan. 24, 2021 10:23 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With the game on the line, the Charlotte Hornets got the ball right where they had worked on in practice a day earlier. Gordon Hayward delivered — just as he did most of Sunday night. Hayward broke a tie by converting a layup with 0.7 seconds left and scored 39 points in...

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) brings the ball upcourt while guarded by Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

LaVine continues strong play, leads Bulls past Hornets

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zach LaVine is proving he can be an elite scorer in the NBA. But what Bulls coach Billy Donovan likes the most about the seven-year veteran is that he's raising the game of others and helping his team win. LaVine, who has established himself as Chicago's main scoring option,...

Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis, right, blocks a shot by Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington as center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Doncic has 34 points, Mavs beat Hornets in Porzingis' return

Jan. 13, 2021 10:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The dangerous duo is back in Dallas. Luka Doncic had 34 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and a career-high four blocks, Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 points in his return from a knee injury and the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-93 on Wednesday night. “When both of...

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over New York Knicks guard Austin Rivers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hayward scores 34 points, Hornets rout Knicks 109-88

Jan. 11, 2021 10:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gordon Hayward came to Charlotte looking for an expanded role and an opportunity to turn a struggling Hornets franchise into a winner. The 30-year-old small forward is getting both done while playing some of the best basketball of his career. Hayward scored 34 points and the...

Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) fouls Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

LaMelo Ball becomes youngest NBA player with triple-double

Jan. 10, 2021 9:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball isn't wasting any time making an impact in the NBA. The rookie point guard became the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double, with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday night, helping the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105...

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Hayward's 26 points pace Hornets past Pelicans, 118-110

Jan. 8, 2021 11:21 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half and the Charlotte Hornets methodically came back from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 on Friday night. “He’s a pro. He’s been here before. He’s not fazed...

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hayward's career-high 44 lead Hornets power Hawks, 102-94

Jan. 6, 2021 10:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 44 points and the Charlotte Hornets recovered after trailing for the first time in the fourth quarter and beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-94 on Wednesday night. The Hornets led by double figures most of the game before Atlanta claimed its first lead, at 86-85,...

Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Danny Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid's double-double leads 76ers past Hornets 118-101

Jan. 4, 2021 9:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid wore a sweatshirt with “The Process” emblazoned on the front, his nickname that’s a nod to the path the 76ers took from a forlorn franchise to one that has the best record in the NBA. And just maybe, the best player, too. Embiid had 14 points and 11...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris, Embiid lead 76ers past Charlotte 127-112

Jan. 2, 2021 10:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris punctuated a drive with a dynamic dunk that should have made a packed arena quake. He had to settle for leaving the Hornets shaken. Joel Embiid had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Harris scored 24 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 127-112 win over the Charlotte...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) shoots the ball in front of Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Brooks helps undermanned Grizzlies beat Hornets 108-93

Jan. 1, 2021 10:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-93 on Friday night. Memphis, which had seven players ruled out for various health reasons and dressed just nine, closed out a three-game road trip 2-1. “Being down a few guys,...