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Paris St Germain's players Kylian Mbappe, left, and Neymar attend the NBA basketball match Milwaukee Bucks against Charlotte Hornets, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Antetokounmpo thrills Neymar & Mbappé as Bucks beat Hornets

Jan. 24, 2020 7:29 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them. The Greek star found his rhythm late in the game and had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the...

Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a press conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus))

In Paris, Michael Jordan takes questions on many NBA topics

Jan. 24, 2020 3:31 PM EST

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls probably played a role in changing basketball in Europe, when they played in Paris and won a tournament 23 years ago. On Friday, back in Paris, Jordan lauded Europeans for now changing the game in the U.S. Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was peppered with questions...

Orlando Magic forward Gary Clark, left, looks to pass around Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fournier, Vucevic lead Magic past Hornets 106-83

Jan. 20, 2020 8:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Evan Fournier has been dealing with an illness and was feeling incredibly sluggish before Orlando's game at Charlotte. So the veteran guard did something he normally doesn't do, slugging down one of those tiny energy shots as he prepared to take the floor. He said it immediately gave...

From left, Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee, Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez and Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. look for a rebound ruing the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Porter, Dozier lead Nuggets to 100-86 win over Hornets

Jan. 16, 2020 12:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — After being told to get ready for his Denver debut, P.J. Dozier was quickly asked how many plays he remembered. “I'm like, ‘Oh, shoot,’” he said. So that's exactly what he did — and made quite a splash. Rookie reserve Michael Porter Jr. scored 19 points,...

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, keeps Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jamal Murray exits game in 1st half after rolling left ankle

Jan. 15, 2020 10:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray was ruled out for the rest of the game against the Charlotte Hornets after leaving late in the first half after rolling his left ankle. Murray tried to contest a 3-point shot by Terry Rozier on Wednesday night and appeared to land on Rozier's foot....

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham, left, shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard has 30 and Portland beats Charlotte 115-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard just knew. His shot to end the third quarter against Charlotte was listed at 47 feet in the official statistics. “I was like, man, that's going to have a chance,” Lillard said. "It was a good shot." The rest of the game wasn't nearly as certain for the...

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo dunks over Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Oubre steps up as Booker struggles, Suns beat Hornets 100-92

Jan. 12, 2020 11:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — When their offense misfired early and the Phoenix Suns trailed by 14 points in the second quarter, they turned up the heat on defense. It spurred the Suns to 100-92 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, and the first sweep of a season series with them since the 2013-2014 season. Kelly Oubre...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

LeBron James posts 35 points, 16 boards, Lakers beat Mavs

Jan. 11, 2020 1:45 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 26 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. James was dominant from the start to help the...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll)

Gobert leads Jazz to 109-92 win over Hornets

Jan. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Opponents are starting to find out just how tough the Utah Jazz can be on defense over 48 minutes. The Jazz clamped down on the Charlotte Hornets from start to finish in a 109-92 victory on Friday night. Utah contested shots, forced a flurry of early turnovers, and won a second...

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, shoots over Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Toronto won 112-110 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Davis, Ibaka lead Raptors past Hornets in OT, 112-110

Jan. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Every now and again, Terence Davis reminds himself that 30 NBA teams passed on him in the 2019 draft. Wednesday was one of those nights. Davis made the most of his first NBA start with 23 points and 11 rebounds, Serge Ibaka made two free throws with 5.1 seconds left in overtime and...