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  • Game 35: Hornets at Suns

    By Greg Pietras on January 6, 2016
    Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Wed Jan 6, 9:00 PM EST – FSAZ, FSSE Line: CHA -2.5, O/U: 203.5 Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ Recent Matchups Dec 18 PHO 111-106 CHA Nov 15 CHA 103-95 PHO Feb 2 CHA 95-105 PHO Record: 17-17 (3-7) Eastern (10), Southeast (4) Ranks 103.4 ORTG (9) 101.3 DRTG (10) 98.2 Pace (15) […]
  • Game 34: Hornets at Warriors

    By Greg Pietras on January 4, 2016
    Charlotte Hornets vs Golden State Warriors Mon Jan 4, 10:30 PM EST – CSBy, FSSE, SN ONE ORACLE Arena – Oakland, CA Recent Matchups Dec 3 GS 116-99 CHA Nov 29 GS 106-101 CHA Nov 16 CHA 87-112 GS Feb 5 CHA 91-75 GS Record: 17-16 (3-7) Eastern (10), Southeast (4) Ranks 103.5 ORTG (7) 100.9 DRTG (11) 98.2 Pace […]
  • Game #30: Lakers at Hornets

    By Greg Pietras on December 28, 2015
    Lakers at Hornets, 7p ET, FSS There aren’t really must-win nights 30 games into the season, but it’s pretty close for Charlotte this evening against the Lakers. The Hornets have lost five of their last seven games — including several against their closest competitors in the Eastern Conference — and have dropped out of the playoff picture for the moment. L.A. is also their easiest opponent […]
  • Game #27: Hornets at Rockets Preview

    By Greg Pietras on December 21, 2015
    Hornets at Rockets, 8p ET, FSS The last 10 games have been an up-and-down affair for Charlotte. Wins over Eastern Conference competitors Chicago, Detroit, Miami and Toronto have helped build out the Hornets’ post-season resume, while losses to Washington, Boston and Orlando in the last four games have made it clear this team still has a few faults. Overall, they’ve done […]
  • Game #22: Hornets at Memphis Preview

    By Greg Pietras on December 11, 2015
    Hornets at Grizzlies, 8p ET, FSS Despite their similar records, the Hornets (13-8) and the Grizzlies (13-10) probably think of their seasons much differently. Charlotte’s outperforming even optimistic predictions, and are currently on pace for a 50-win season. The Grizzlies have had a much more stressful year. They’ve clawed their way to 13 tight wins, with an average margin of victory of 8.1 points, […]
  • Game #20: Pistons @ Hornets 3-on-3 Preview

    By Greg Pietras on December 7, 2015
    It’s an odd year in the East. At 11-8, Charlotte is just 1.5 back of first in the conference — but they’re also just a half-game from falling out of the playoff picture. That makes winning over the conference’s creamy middle especially important, and the Pistons (12-9) are currently jockeying with the Hornets for position. Detroit enters tonight’s game on a […]
  • Game #18: Warriors at Hornets Preview

    By Greg Pietras on December 2, 2015
    Hornets vs. Warriors, 7p ET, FSS This is a big game for Charlotte even without the Curry family’s roots in North Carolina. With the possible exception of their early-season, 130-105 dismantling of the Chicago Bulls, the Hornets (10-7) don’t yet have a signature win against the league’s best. The 19-0 Warriors would definitely qualify as “the league’s best”. Undefeated and winning by […]
  • Game #15: Wizards @ Hornets 3-on-3 Preview

    By Greg Pietras on November 25, 2015
    Charlotte’s above .500, in the heart of a lengthy homestand, and just extended coach Steve Clifford through 2019. They’re in a pretty good place right now, but could use another few wins to establish a foothold in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Tonight’s game against the Wizards is one of their toughest contests yet, both because of the quality of the […]
  • Game #11: Hornets @ Knicks 3-on-3 Preview

    By Greg Pietras on November 17, 2015
    Charlotte’s clawed their way back to .500 after Sunday’s win over the Portland Trailblazers, but they find themselves in the middle of an Eastern Conference dogfight — 11 teams have an equal or better record, and the Knicks and Magic are just behind at 5-6. The Hornets can climb the ladder tonight with a win over New York, but it should be a […]
  • Game #10 Trailblazers @ Hornets 3-on-3 Preview

    By Michael Wesson on November 15, 2015
      The Hornets lost a tough game in Chicago on Friday night (102-97), as their record on the season now stands at 4-5.  This evening’s game brings in the Portland Trailblazers (4-6). The Hornets are looking to get back to .500, while the Blazers are looking for a road win, plus the exchanged players – Batum (CHA), Vonleh (POR), Henderson […]