Walker leads Hornets past Wizards, 116-110
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets turned some well-timed rest into a much-needed win.
Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night...
Rockets beat Hornets 118-106, run win streak to 9 games
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Houston Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday...
Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Hornets for 50th win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered for Milwaukee once again, and Brook Lopez got going inside.
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Kaminsky was told Friday the opportunity he wanted was finally going to come.
Charlotte coach James Borrego hadn't make Kaminsky part of his rotation for much of this...
Rockets buckle down on Walker, beat feisty Hornets 118-113
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni replaced Kenneth Faried in the starting lineup with Eric Gordon on Wednesday night, a move designed to cut down wear and tear on Chris Paul's...
Hornets switch lineup, roll past Wizards 123-110
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone.
The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he's played for the better part of the last seven...
Silver opens All-Star weekend, eyes high-tech future of game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future."
NBA All-Stars: Who is wearing what shoe brands this weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA players will breakout special shoes this weekend during the All-Star game. Here a list of who will be wearing what:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Khris Middleton, Dirk Nowitzki, Ben Simmons, Nikola Vucevic
Kemba Walker enters 3rd All-Star game with uncertain future
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker is preparing for his third NBA All-Star game — and his first as a starter — this weekend on his home court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once shouted "This is my city!" after a game-winning shot.
The big question is how many more he'll play in as a member of the Hornets.
The eight-year NBA veteran is set to become one of several All-Star free agents in July and will surely be an attractive option for more than a few teams.
Walker, Williams lead Hornets past Hawks, 129-120
ATLANTA (AP) — Kemba Walker loved Charlotte's quick pace to begin the game. The Hornets were moving the ball briskly to hit open shots and put the Atlanta Hawks away early.
"I think it gave us great confidence, but for the most part I thought we did a great job of just moving the basketball," Walker said. "Whenever guys had two defenders on them, they got rid of it and made the right plays and the right passes to each other. We just knocked the shots down."
Booker to defend 3-point contest title vs Curry brothers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Booker is ready to take on the Curry brothers.
The Phoenix Suns guard will look to defend his NBA All-Star 3-point championship from a year ago against brothers Stephen and Seth Curry on Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, won the event in 2015 while brother Seth, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, is competing in his first 3-point contest.
Walker scores 37, lifts Hornets past Bulls 125-118
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker calls it "messing with the bigs' timing."
Time and time again, Walker found a way to get to basket on Saturday night and get shots off — and make them — among 7-footers in clutch situations, a rare trait for a 6-foot-1 point guard that has made him a three-time All-Star.
Walker scores 23, Hornets beat depleted Grizzlies 100-92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At both ends of the court, the Charlotte Hornets had too much at the end for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Kemba Walker scored 23 points, Marvin Williams hit two key 3-pointers and Bismack Biyombo swatted away a pair of late shots as the Hornets beat the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 100-92 Friday night.
Monk’s big fourth quarter lifts Hornets past Knicks 101-92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum walked over to Malik Monk after Charlotte's 101-92 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night and told the reserve guard, "thank you."
"The starters have played a lot of minutes lately, especially on the road," Batum said. "... We feel like we had heavy legs."
Monk and the others on the Hornets' bench helped bail out the starters.
Walker expects ‘crazy’ reaction as All-Star starter at home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets point guard Kemba Walker can't imagine what the atmosphere will be like when he's introduced as an NBA All-Star game starter next month on his home court.
"I haven't given it any thought, but I'm sure it will be an unbelievable moment being that the game is in Charlotte," Walker said. "I've been here for eight years now, so it's going to be crazy."
James, Antetokounmpo picked as All-Star captains
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is a captain and an All-Star starter — again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will choose his own teammates as the other captain.
And Hornets guard Kemba Walker is about to make his first All-Star start, on his home floor in Charlotte.
Walker, Batum lead Hornets over the Grizzlies 118-107
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have used a nice run to keep a grasp on one of the final Eastern Conference playoff spots.
Kemba Walker had 22 points and seven assists, Nicolas Batum scored 18 points, and the Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-107 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games.
- The Washington TimesKemba Walker, Bradley Beal facing similar situations as each star chases playoffsMarch 16, 2019
- Connecticut PostViewpoint Calhoun reflects upon Walker’s All-Star pathFebruary 17, 2019
- The Washington TimesBradley Beal not selected as All-Star starterJanuary 25, 2019
- Sentinel & EnterpriseCeltics Try to Right the ShipDecember 23, 2018
- Star TribuneTimberwolves take over in fourth quarter to put away CharlotteDecember 6, 2018
Walker scores 21 points to help Hornets rout Suns 135-115
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach James Borrego has been preaching defense to his Charlotte Hornets the last two weeks.
But on Saturday the Hornets turned up the heat on the other end of the court, getting off to a blistering start and matching a season high in points scored in a 135-115 win over the Phoenix Suns.
All-Star hopeful Kemba Walker led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points, Jeremy Lamb hit five three-pointers and had 18 points as the Hornets won their third straight game.
Hornets lean on defense, bench to beat Kings 114-95
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach James Borrego says the Charlotte Hornets can beat any team in the NBA if they bring defensive intensity.
The challenge is getting that effort every game.
"That's the message right now," Borrego said. "If we come out and defend with energy, physicality and disruption, we have a shot against anyone."
Parker has triumphant return as Hornets down Spurs, 108-93
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The fans in San Antonio didn't care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation.
Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs.
Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a triumphant return to San Antonio as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Spurs 108-93 on Monday night, snapping their seven-game home winning streak.
All-Star vote process meant to stop Zaza may stop Wade again
The NBA changed the All-Star voting process two years ago, in part to prevent Zaza Pachulia being elected a starter.
Instead, it might keep Dwyane Wade from being one — again. Luka Doncic and Derrick Rose, too.
Walker’s big finish gives Hornets win over Suns
PHOENIX (AP) — Kemba Walker didn't have much of an impact in Charlotte's game Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns — until the final 4 ½ minutes.
Then he was the Hornets' everything.
Walker scored 18 of his 29 points in that late surge — punctuated by a halfcourt heave at the buzzer — and Charlotte pulled away to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 119-113.
Early shooting barrage lifts Mavs to rare road victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks finally found friendly rims on the road.
Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. fueled an early long-range shooting blitz and the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-84 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game road skid.
"We were certainly due," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "But these things don't just happen. You have to make them happen. Guys were ready to play tonight. You could sense it in the locker room beforehand."
Walker, Monk lead Hornets past Magic, 125-100
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Even after losing two starters to injury, Charlotte coach James Borrego had reason to be encouraged.
The Hornets' 125-100 victory Monday night, their franchise-record 13th straight win over the Magic, included the kind of team play the first-year coach has been seeking.
Wizards beat Hornets 130-126, lose Wall for season
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards will need more of the balance they displayed on Saturday night if they hope to make the playoffs without injured All-Star guard John Wall.
Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was one of seven Washington players in double figures as the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 130-126 amid news that Wall will have season-ending surgery.
Nets beat Hornets 134-132 in 2OTs on Harris’ late layup
NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker had the Nets down and almost out, and they turned to a gimmick defense to force the ball out of his hands.
Somebody else on the Charlotte Hornets was going to have to make the winning play, and Malik Monk tried.
It turned into the winning play for the Nets.
Joe Harris gathered the ball near midcourt after Monk lost his dribble and drove in for the tiebreaking layup with 3.4 seconds left in the second overtime, giving Brooklyn a 134-132 victory on Wednesday night.
Walker scores 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers 110-99
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker admitted he was frustrated watching his shots misfire for the third straight game as the Charlotte Hornets fell behind by double digits in the first half.
However, the two-time All-Star kept pushing, prodding and eventually found his way with 30 points and six assists as the Hornets rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-99 Wednesday night.
Mudiay scores 34, short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay dug his shoulder in, turned and floated a jumper with 27.2 seconds left.
Mudiay knocked down the shot to help force overtime and finished with a career-high 34 points and eight assists to help the short-handed New York Knicks erase a 21-point deficit and beat the Charlotte Hornets 126-124 on Friday night.
Walker, Lamb lead Hornets to 119-107 win over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.
Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.
Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as the Hornets led by as many as 28 points.
Walker scores 21, Hornets snap Nuggets’ 7-game win streak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum knew exactly what was coming when fellow Frenchman Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break.
Parker stopped momentarily planting his right foot, then spun 360 degrees to avoid a defender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim.
Lamb, Zeller lift Hornets past Hawks 108-94
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach James Borrego told Jeremy Lamb before the season that the starting spot at shooting guard was his — as long as he earned it.
That was all Lamb needed to hear.
Lamb scored 22 points, Cody Zeller had a season-high 19 and Charlotte avenged a loss to Atlanta with a 108-94 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Kidd-Gilchrist’s return helps Hornets beat Bucks 110-107
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's stat line was nothing to get excited about: seven points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist.
But the forward's return to the floor after missing six games with an ankle injury provided a huge spark for the Charlotte Hornets, who built a 25-point, third-quarter lead and held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-107 on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
John Collins helps Hawks snap 10-game skid
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins was certain the ball would go to Kemba Walker, so it was just a matter of getting in position to alter his shot.
"We knew he was going to get to a strong right (move) and get to a step-back if he could," Collins said. "He ended up going for the floater, and I timed it perfectly with the game-winning block."
Lamb scores 21, Hornets topple Pacers 127-109
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indiana Pacers paid so much attention to Kemba Walker on Wednesday night they seemed to forget about the rest of the Charlotte Hornets.
Walker drew plenty of attention from the Pacers defense in the pick-and-roll after his recent scoring outburst, which allowed his teammates to get open looks from 3-point range.
The NBA's leading scorer going into the game finished with 16 points and a season-high 11 assists as the Hornets defeated the Pacers 127-109.