• 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 […]
  • Hornets Get a Big Win in Chicago,102-96

    By Michael Wesson on December 6, 2015
    Charlotte Hornets 102 Final Recap | Box Score 96 Chicago Bulls Marvin Williams, PF 31 MIN | 3-12 FG | 1-6 3FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +5 +/-The story for Marvin Williams wasn’t his 3-of-12 from the field, but the defensive effort […]
  • Curry Scores 40, Warriors Deal Hornets 116-99 Loss

    By Greg Pietras on December 2, 2015
    Golden State Warriors 116 Final Recap | Box Score 99 Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams, PF 30 MIN | 2-9 FG | 0-4 3FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -17 +/-Marvin fills the 3-and-D role at power forward, but tonight he was missing the first […]
  • 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 […]
  • Strong Defense Helps Hornets Beat Bucks, 87-82

    By Dakota Schmidt on November 29, 2015
    Milwaukee Bucks 82 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams, PF 37 MIN | 4-10 FG | 3-7 3FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | 0 +/- As has been the case throughout the season, Marvin Williams has made his mark through […]
  • Nicolas Batum Thriving with The Hornets

    By Michael Kaskey-Blomain on November 29, 2015
    In Portland, Nicolas Batum’s role consisted largely of playing defense, getting out in transition, and being ready to knock down open opportunities. Though he was a well-respected role-player, he was often an offensive afterthought, looked to only if Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Wesley Matthews were unable to create something themselves. Batum was rarely an offensive initiator, or a beneficiary […]
  • Hornets Dominate Fourth Quarter, Defeat Wizards 101-87

    By Greg Pietras on November 25, 2015
    Washington Wizards 87 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams, PF 33 MIN | 5-7 FG | 2-3 3FG | 2-2 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +11 +/-Williams was just fine last year, but his improved shooting and more aggressive rebounding have made […]
  • Hornets give head coach Steve Clifford three-year extension

    By Spencer Percy on November 25, 2015
    According to a report, Charlotte and Steve Clifford have come to an agreement on a three-year contract extension that would keep Clifford as head coach for the Hornets through the 2018-19 season. The fourth year of the deal will be a team-option. His contract was set to expire after this season and Clifford’s name has been surfacing in rumors for […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kemba Walker, Hornets benefiting from new additions and a revamped offense

    By Michael Kaskey-Blomain on November 24, 2015
    Some aspects of the Hornets’ offensive approach this season are familiar. Al Jefferson can still be found down on the block, doing work – although he is noticeably lighter – and Kemba Walker is still the team’s motor, controlling the tempo and getting buckets. However, the 2015-16 campaign has also proven different, as the Hornets’ offense doesn’t have to live […]