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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...

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...

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

Oct. 15, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season. Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Through three games in this preseason, Herro...