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Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

Oct. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. ...

Wolves top Pelicans 94-87 on tough 'D' after Towns fouls out

Oct. 24, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his 25 points for Minnesota in the first quarter, before fouling out in frustration and being forced to watch the Timberwolves hang on for a 96-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Towns liked...

LaVine scores 32, DeRozan 26 as Bulls pound Pelicans 128-112

Oct. 22, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine needed some time to get going. Once he did, there was no stopping him. Then again, he wasn't the only Bulls player making big contributions. He had plenty of help from DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and pretty much everyone else who stepped on the...

Bridges scores 30 points, Hornets beat careless Cavs 123-112

Oct. 22, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the second straight game, the Hornets saved their best for last. And once again, the Cavaliers crumbled. Miles Bridges scored 30 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 25 and Charlotte took advantage of Cleveland's sloppiness to open the...

Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

Oct. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joel Embiid and those members of the Philadelphia 76ers who made the trip to New Orleans for their regular-season opener looked unfazed by the absence of Ben Simmons and unaffected by the drama surrounding the disgruntled All-Star guard. Embiid had 22...

Ball scores 31 to rally Hornets past Pacers 123-122

Oct. 20, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night. Indiana led 122-121 on Torrey Craig’s foul shots with 12.7...

Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas agrees to 2-year extension

Oct. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a two-year extension worth a reported $30.1 million. The extension was announced by the Pelicans on Wednesday, the same day Valanciunas made his New Orleans debut against Philadelphia. ...

Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

Oct. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated. “Nothing has gone wrong and there is no...

Pelicans pick up options on recent 1st-rounders, add Petty

Oct. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices, including star forward Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019...

Who stung JR? Hornets nest puts sting in Smith's golf debut

Oct. 13, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith stepped into a hornets nest in his first college golf tournament and it had nothing to do with his high score. The 36-year-old two-time NBA champion was literally stung by hornets while completing his round Tuesday for North Carolina...