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Game Recaps

  • Hornets’ Season Ends With 106-73 Demolition In Miami

    By Greg Pietras on May 1, 2016
    When the Hornets missed their chance in Game 6, the odds looked bad for Game 7. Charlotte would have to overcome their disappointment, go on the road, fight through key injuries, and play with energy despite a short one-day rest and a 1 p.m. matinee start. The worst-case scenario played out, with Miami dominating in a 106-73 win that closed the book on the season. Kemba Walker nearly bailed […]
  • Kemba’s 37 Points Not Enough In 97-90 Game 6 Loss

    By Greg Pietras on April 29, 2016
    Kemba Walker and Dwyane Wade went toe-to-toe with the series on the line, and the Hall of Famer won. Walker scored 37 points overall and 14 in the fourth quarter, but lackluster play from the supporting cast doomed the Hornets in Game 6’s 97-90 loss. The teams will return to Miami for one final game. The first half resembled the Heat’s blowout wins in Games 1 […]
  • Hornets Escape Miami With Crucial 90-88 Win in Game 5

    By Greg Pietras on April 27, 2016
    Through four games, Charlotte had hit just 16 three-pointers against the Heat. The dam finally broke in Game 5: The Hornets swished 12 long-range bombs on their way to a 90-88 win in Miami, earning a chance to close out the series on Friday. The shooting was a return to form, but it was an odd game for the Hornets otherwise. Marvin Williams led the team in scoring […]
  • Hornets Rediscover Defense and Defeat Heat, 96-80, in Game 3

    By Greg Pietras on April 23, 2016
    The Hornets returned home and finally found their defense, holding the Heat to just 34 percent shooting in a 96-80 win on Saturday. The victory was Charlotte’s first in the playoffs in 14 years. It was a dramatic turnaround for the Hornets, who couldn’t stop bleeding points in the series’ first two games. The Heat averaged 119 points and 58 percent from the floor in Miami, […]
  • Hornets Bounce Orlando, 117-103, And Draw Miami As First-Round Opponent

    By Greg Pietras on April 13, 2016
    Catch your breath, Hornets fans. After weeks and months of jockeying with Atlanta, Boston and Miami for Eastern Conference seeding, we know how the first round of the playoffs will shake out: Hawks lose to Wizards, so the Miami Heat have clinched the 3-seed. Atlanta four, Boston five, Hornets 6. 1st round Heat-Hornets Hawks-C’s — Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) April 14, […]
  • Cavs drop Hornets, 112-103; Batum Leaves Game With Injury

    By Greg Pietras on April 3, 2016
    The Hornets needed to play hard for 48 minutes if they wanted a win against the East-leading Cavs, and couldn’t quite manage. Charlotte eventually put in a good effort after trailing by 16 at the half, but it’s tough to climb out of a hole that large when you’re on the road against LeBron. Marvin Williams was the lone bright spot in the […]
  • Hornets Take Care of Business Against 76ers, Rematch Awaits Friday

    By Michael Kaskey-Blomain on March 30, 2016
    The Hornets did what they needed to do on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, and that was take care of an inferior team in the 76ers. With a crowded Eastern Conference playoff picture, every game is important for playoff positioning down the stretch, so it is important for the Hornets to win the games that they are projected to on paper. […]
  • Hornets’ Comeback Falls Short In 107-96 Loss To Mavericks

    By Greg Pietras on March 14, 2016
    The Hornets pulled a magic trick in Monday night’s 107-96 loss to Dallas: They turned a terrible game into a great one, then back into a terrible one. Charlotte got off to an abysmal start in the first quarter, shooting just 29 percent from the floor and missing more than half their free throws. The only bright spot was some decent defense, good […]
  • Hornets overcome Anthony Davis’ 40 points in 122-113 Win

    By Greg Pietras on March 9, 2016
    Charlotte outlasted the Pelicans, 122-113, in a game where neither team felt much like playing defense. The Hornets blitzed New Orleans early, hitting eight of their 15 three-pointers in the first quarter and building a 71-60 lead at the half, but still had to fight for the win. The Pelicans began their comeback in the third quarter, shooting 61 percent […]
  • Kemba Walker and the Hornets Cruise to a 119-99 Win Over the Sinking Sixers

    By Michael Kaskey-Blomain on March 2, 2016
    A win was expected for the Hornets when they took on the Eastern Conference’s bottom-dwelling 76ers, but being better on paper doesn’t always equate to a win. In such situations, the team expected to win faces an enhanced pressure, and it is up to this favored team to take care of business and win the games they’re ‘supposed to’, which […]