Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets down Raptors 115-114
TORONTO (AP) — Jeremy Lamb added a dose of March Madness to Sunday's NBA action.
Lamb banked home a half-court shot at the buzzer and the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 115-114,...
Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party.
He turned 21 years old, his college team, Michigan State, won its first-round game in the NCAA Tournament and he recorded...
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...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marvin Williams has spent the last couple of weeks encouraging his teammates not to give up, reminding them the playoffs are still a possibility despite a recent...
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...
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...
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."
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.
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.
Tony Parker sparks Hornets to 100-87 win over Nets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With 8 ½ minutes remaining, Hornets coach James Borrego subbed out Tony Parker.
The 18-year veteran gave Borrego a quizzical look as he walked toward the bench, then quickly told the coach he wasn't tired. Borrego wasted no time sending Parker to the scorer's table to check back in.
Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte packed the paint, and Utah took advantage.
Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.
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.
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.
Walker scores 29, leads Hornets to 113-102 win over Hawks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fourth-quarter surge helped Charlotte complete a successful homestand. Still, coach James Borrego and All-Star guard Kemba Walker know the Hornets need to play better if they want to improve on their 6-5 start.
Walker had 29 points and seven assists as Charlotte beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 on Tuesday night. Marvin Williams added 20 points for the Hornets, who finished a 3-1 homestand.
Lamb scores 19, Hornets rout Cavaliers 126-94
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This was the effort Hornets coach James Borrego was hoping to get from Jeremy Lamb when he named him the team's starting shooting guard before the season.
Lamb had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds, and Charlotte made light work of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning 126-94 on Saturday night.
Borrego said Lamb was "fantastic," and now wants to see him bring that same aggressive attack-the-basket mentality every night.
Thunder rally from 19 down in 3rd, top Hornets 111-107
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Borrego wasn't upset Russell Westbrook put up 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds against his team Thursday night. He expected that from the seven-time All-Star.
What bothered Charlotte's first-year coach is that Alex Abrines had 25 points on five 3-pointers and Dennis Schroder was able to get to the rim effectively and add 21 more, helping the Oklahoma Thunder overcame a 19-point deficit to beat Borrego's Hornets 111-107 for their third straight win.
Kemba Walker scores 30 points, Hornets rout Bulls 135-106
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach James Borrego told Kemba Walker he wants him to lead the NBA in 3-point attempts.
When asked his reaction, Walker broke into the widest smile he could muster, saying "that's what I want to hear."
Walker had 30 points on five more 3-pointers, and Charlotte beat the Chicago Bulls 135-106 on Friday night for their first home victory of the season.
Leonard scores 22 points as Raptors rout Hornets 127-106
TORONTO (AP) — A tough Toronto Raptors defense took the sting out of Charlotte's 3-point shooting.
Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and a season-high 14 assists, and Toronto never trailed in a 127-106 victory over the Hornets on Monday night, the Raptors' fourth straight win to open the season.
Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Hornets ‘small ball’ 113-112
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Parker said he'd never seen anything like it in his 18 seasons in the NBA.
The Charlotte Hornets went small ball — like really, really small ball —during a stretch to start the fourth quarter and nearly overcame a 20-point deficit before falling 113-112 to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Hornets poised to push tempo under first-year coach Borrego
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are looking to change their style of play.
The Hornets have been working with a 12-second play clock since the summer under first-year coach James Borrego in an effort to dramatically improve their pace of play. Borrego believes he has a team that is athletic enough — and fast enough — to push the ball up the floor to get more easy baskets, more open looks and create open 3-pointers.
Hornets sign Bridges; hire 5 assistant coaches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have signed first-round draft pick Miles Bridges from Michigan State and hired five assistant coaches.
Terms of Bridges' deal were not made available Monday.
Bridges, a forward, was a unanimous 2017-18 All-Big Ten first-team selection and second-team All-American selection at Michigan State where he led the Spartans in scoring at 17 points per game last season.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio's coaching ladder.
The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have promoted Hammon, and that she will fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on the team's roster of assistant coaches.
Borrego left the Spurs to become the new coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is getting closer to hiring his next NBA coach.
The Jordan-owned Hornets are narrowing their search after interviewing several candidates, people familiar with the situation said Friday.
In the land of mañana, the doubters have an annoying tendency to drown out the optimists.
Case in point, the hiring of Paul Weir as the latest coach of the Lobo basketball program. Young, driven and not the least bit polished in the folksy style of his predecessor, the 37-year-old Canadian arrived in Albuquerque this week amid a chorus of, “Meh.”
The clock is ticking, and the University of New Mexico men’s basketball fans are starting to sweat.
As the search for the program’s next head coach begins its second week, the relative silence the UNM athletic director Paul Krebs has operated under regarding potential candidates or possible hires has some in Loboland looking for any information about who might be the next top man to walk down The Pit ramp.