Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup.
There might not be many more of those.
Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S....
Streak ends: US men’s basketball falls to Australia, 98-94
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold.
Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday.
Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soccer and cricket, U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said he felt like he was on a movie...
For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus
Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball.
Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well.
Playing for Popovich big perk for USA Basketball hopefuls
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Make no mistake, the 17 players left in consideration for the 12 spots on the team that USA Basketball will take to the FIBA World Cup in China desperately want to play for the...
Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics
BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him.
Kemba Walker will try to replace him.
Kyrie Irving is no longer with the Celtics, but his brief flameout in Boston is still on...
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):
Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a conference call with local reporters that he doesn't regret not trading...
Point guards got paid.
Much like the quarterback in football, the point guard is still a critical component in basketball, the on-court leader of a club in most cases — and in the opening...
AP source: Walker tells Hornets he’s joining Celtics
The last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship. Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself.
The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency
Now on the clock: Chaos.
The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear.
A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build...
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak says the Charlotte Hornets plan to do everything they can to keep three-time All-Star Kemba Walker.
The Hornets first-year general manager knows that has...
All-Star Kemba Walker uncertain about his Hornets future
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's a part of Kemba Walker that wants to play his entire career with the Charlotte Hornets. There's another part that wants to compete for an NBA championship before...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker's season is over with the Hornets.
Now the question becomes whether the franchise's leading scorer and three-time All-Star is done playing in Charlotte...
Charlotte plays Orlando, seeks 4th straight home win
Orlando Magic (41-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (39-42, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
CLEVELAND (AP) — With one game left, the Charlotte Hornets are still in the playoff chase.
There's hope, not heartache.
Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Charlotte kept its late-season...
Cleveland hosts Charlotte, aims to stop home slide
Charlotte Hornets (38-42, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-62, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
DETROIT (AP) — Kemba Walker is keeping the Charlotte Hornets in the postseason picture
Walker scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half to help Charlotte build a big lead and they went on...
Pistons face the Hornets on 3-game skid
Charlotte Hornets (37-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (39-40, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are hoping they don't have to see Jeremy Lamb in the playoffs.
Lamb beat the Raptors on a last-second 3-pointer for the second time in less than...
Charlotte; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hosts Toronto looking to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
The Hornets are 26-22 in conference matchups. Charlotte is...
Walker leads Hornets past Pelicans 115-109
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kemba Walker wasn't about to succumb to the notion that he might be having an off night and start passing up shots — not with the Hornets trailing in the fourth quarter and...
Charlotte Hornets (35-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (32-46, 12th in the Western Conference)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's team approach was too good for Kemba Walker's one-man show.
Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the surging Jazz...
Charlotte Hornets (35-41, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (46-30, fifth in the Western Conference)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 25 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat Charlotte 137-90 on Sunday night to clinch their fifth straight Pacific Division title...
James, Caldwell-Pope shoot Lakers past Hornets, 129-115
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move the ball on offense and contain Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker on defense.
They succeeded on both goals, completing an emphatic...
Lakers host the Hornets in cross-conference contest
Charlotte Hornets (35-39, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (33-42, 11th in the Western Conference)
Walker powers Hornets past Spurs 125-116 in overtime
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker may be a three-time All-Star, but he's not having any problem playing with young players like Dwayne Bacon and Miles Bridges as the Charlotte Hornets enter the...
Hornets host the Spurs in cross-conference matchup
San Antonio Spurs (43-31, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (34-39, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets down Raptors 115-114
TORONTO (AP) — Jeremy Lamb banked home a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 115-114 on Sunday night for their third straight win.
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 sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte had three veterans out of action and three first- or second-year players in the lineup down the stretch. The Hornets hardly looked like a team capable of rallying...
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...
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."