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After run to East finals, Hawks face play-in game vs Hornets

Apr. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks never expected to be in this position. Not after last summer's Surprising run to the Eastern Conference final. But here they are, needing to win two play-in games just to make the playoffs. First up: the Charlotte...

Ball leads Hornets past Magic after 3 players ejected

Apr. 07, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball had 26 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets routed the short-handed Orlando Magic 128-101 on Thursday night to get back on the right track after two lopsided losses. Terry Rozier added 22 points as Charlotte pulled...

Embiid, Harris help lead 76ers to 144-114 rout of Hornets

Apr. 02, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 29 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 144-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Philadelphia tied its franchise record of 21 3-pointers, last set on March 1,...

Bridges, Ball help Hornets to 125-114 win over Knicks

Mar. 30, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and LaMelo Ball had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help lead the Charlotte Hornets past the New York Knicks 125-114 on Wednesday night. Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting, including...

Ball scores 33 points, Hornets spoil Irving's home debut

Mar. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving waited all season for a chance to play in front of his home fans, and this sure wasn't the way he envisioned it going. “Not the result we wanted, I didn’t shoot as well as I wanted,” Irving said. “Basically none of the things I had hoped for...

Hornets defeat Pelicans 106-103 for 5th straight victory

Mar. 21, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier each scored 17 points and the Charlotte Hornets came back to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-103 on Monday night for their fifth straight win. Miles Bridges added 15 points and Mason Plumlee chipped in with 11 points and 10...

Hornets rout road-weary Mavs 129-108 for 4th straight win

Mar. 19, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 23 points, P.J. Washington added a season-high 21 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the road-weary Dallas Mavericks 129-108 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Terry Rozier scored 18 points, and LaMelo Ball and Kelly Oubre...

Ball scores 22, Hornets pull away late to beat Hawks 116-106

Mar. 16, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball had 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, P.J. Washington scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 116-106 on Wednesday night for their third straight win. Montrezl Harrell brought...

Tatum stays hot, scores 44 as Celtics beat Hornets 115-101

Mar. 09, 2022 22:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets 115-101 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Tatum, coming off a 54-point performance against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, made...

Hornets top Spurs, leaving Popovich win short of NBA record

Mar. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 31 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat San Antonio 123-117 on Saturday night, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich a victory short of tying the NBA record. San Antonio has lost four straight since beating Washington on Feb. 25 to move...