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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...

Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris, left, and forward Chris Boucher wear shirts honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King during warmups before an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors hold off Hornets 111-108 for third win

Jan. 14, 2021 10:36 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 12 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets 111-108 on Thursday night. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and seven rebounds as Toronto ended a two-game skid and improved to 3-8. “I'm just...

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 guard LaMelo Ball (2) attempts a shot as Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Richardson (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Dallas. Charlotte won 118-99. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Ball, Hornets dominate Mavs' home opener in 118-99 win

Dec. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 22 points, Miles Bridges had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets blew out Dallas 118-99 in the Mavericks' home opener Wednesday night. Terry Rozier, who scored 18 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers early in a 14-0 run to start the second half,...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, shoots the go-ahead basket over Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Martin during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Gilgeous-Alexander jumper lifts Thunder past Hornets 109-107

Dec. 26, 2020 10:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After watching his team surrender a 13-point lead in the final two minutes, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander said he needed to clear his head. He did, and then he went to work. Gilgeous-Alexander knocked down a tiebreaking jumper with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 24 points, helping the...

Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington, right, drives into Houston Rockets forward DeMarre Carroll during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets exercise options on Washington, Bridges

Dec. 23, 2020 1:21 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have exercised the third-year contract option on forward PJ Washington and the fourth-year option on forward Miles Bridges. Neither move Wednesday comes as a surprise as both appear to figure into the team’s long-term plans. Washington, a projected starter this...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, center, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya (45) and guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (19) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Still the beginning for some, NBA preseason nears its end

Dec. 18, 2020 12:27 AM EST

A preseason that's just beginning for some players is already ending for others. James Harden suited up in Houston for only the second time, with newcomer Christian Wood getting his first — and only — action in a strong debut. The Rockets' 128-106 victory over San Antonio on Thursday was the finale...

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball shoots against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Borrego: Hornets have needed playmakers in Ball, Hayward

Dec. 15, 2020 11:19 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach James Borrego wanted elite playmakers this offseason. He feels like his prayers were answered with the addition of veteran forward Gordon Hayward and rookie guard LaMelo Ball. “We’ve got two elite playmakers that can create for themselves and others in...