So the Heat, Nets, Hornets, Pistons and Pacers all are dealing with significant injury issues, while Celtics are trading everyone. The East!
Les Hornets ne sont plus une petite équipe et nous nous sommes appliqués pour les battre. Merci les insomniaques pour vos messages ! 🌙
The Hornets are not an easy team to play this year with a lot of young guys but we played seriously and didn't panic. Let's keep on winning!
The Spurs improve to 30-17 (tied with Mavs for 6th) after SA's 95-86 victory over the Hornets. Parker 17 pts, Green 16.
Final: Spurs 95, Hornets 86
Before Kyrie, last time a team *besides the Bobcats* gave up 55+ points to one player? Brandon Jennings' explosion vs. Warriors on 11/14/09
End of third: Spurs 69, Hornets 64. Quite a quarter of defense for the Hornets to get back in the game.
As if things weren’t nuts enough, the Hornets have cut an 18 point deficit to two vs. the Spurs.
Mostly, Spurs can't buy a bucket in the 3Q. Hornets can't miss. It happens sometimes.
Hornets have trimmed what was an 18-point deficit to six.
Just after the Hornets cut the Spurs’ lead to 8, there’s Matt Bonner with the triple. SA leads by 11 again. Bonner 5 points.
That Brian Roberts bucket was the Hornets' first made 3 of the night, four minutes into the second half.
Meanwhile, Hornets have cut Spurs' 18-point lead to 8.
First half shot selection. Paint: Spurs 11/15, Hornets 14/17 Mid-Range: SA 4/5, CHA 3/16 Three: SA 5/13, CHA 0/3
Half: Spurs 55, Hornets 38. SA holds CHA to B2B quarters with 19 points. Parker 15 points, Kawhi 7, Duncan/Green/Diaw/Mills 6.
Halftime: Spurs 55, Hornets 38. Hornets have taken three 3s, missed them all.
1:21 left before half and the Spurs are outscoring the Hornets 25-17 in the 2Q. Parker’s got 15 points and 2 assists.
Parker's now got 13 points in 11 minutes. Hornets have cut Spurs' lead down to 14.
Hornets certainly have no answer for Tony Parker, no matter who has guarded him.
Spurs doing a whole lot right on both ends, abetted by fact Hornets are short-handed. Lead 37-22.
Two sloppy Hornets possessions set up back-to-back 3s from the Spurs, who lead 33-19 with 10:39 left in the half.
Hornets open 2Q completely uninterested in transition D. Back-to-back 3s from Green and Mills and Spurs up lead to 33-19.
1Q: Spurs 27, Hornets 19. SA shoots 56%, CHA 43%. Parker 9 points in 8 minutes. SA 6 assists on 9 makes.
Clifford said Hornets making a concerted effort to run more of their offense through Lance Stephenson in Kemba Walker's absence.
Former Spur Gary Neal will serve as the backup point guard for the Hornets tonight. Something to watch for.
AT&T Center is pretty empty 12 minutes before tip-off. Guess the Hornets on a Wednesday night isn't much of a draw.
"Less mistakes, it's the little things," said Hornets coach Steve Clifford of what's helped his team's defensive improvement.
How long has it been since Bobcats/Hornets won in San Antonio? Last victory Adam Morrison went off for 27 points in November of 2006.
Top-6 Winning Percentages from January 01-27: Hawks 100%, Warriors 84.6%, Hornets/Spurs/Clippers 75%, Grizzlies 71.4%
Last time Hornets beat the Spurs: Jan. 15, 2010. Last victory in San Antonio: Nov. 15, 2006.
Hornets announce Kemba Walker underwent successful left knee surgery. Out a minimum of six weeks.