Bulls lead Hornets 57-49 at the half, and probably one of their best first two quarters of the preseason so far.
Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain
12-0 Hornets run 49-41 Bulls Butler left thumb sprain will not return
Starters are letting it get away from them. Hornets cut it to 8 with 4:11 left in first half.
Hornets going with the "Bad Picks By MJ Unit'' on the floor right now.
Hornets giving up 75% shooting from the field, trail the Bulls by 16 early in second quarter.
Bulls w/35-28 1st qtr lead over low scoring Hornets. Thibs greets team with typical as long as we score doesn't care how much they score.
I like these Hornets uniforms -- mix of purple and teal, retro and modern. Will anyone miss the Bobcats?
Interesting that Hornets had Williams guarding Noah, Jefferson guarding Gasol in the 1st quarter.
Hornets 23-22 256 left 1st Q Jefferson-10pts Rose 6pts
Here are your Bulls starters: Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah. Hornets counter with Walker, Stephenson, Jefferson, Williams and Kidd-G.
BTW, Hornets-Bulls is on NBA TV at 8.
This game far from over. but we do have good news sports fans.just a reminder-Bulls-Hornets tonight 630 on Bulls Radio Net and ESPN 1000.
I get to see the new Hornets jerseys in person tomorrow
PJ Hairston is already paying dividends for the Hornets. He gets buckets
The Hornets will miss McRoberts, but they need McRoberts’ skills less because of the shooting Marvin Williams provides.
Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson out for tonight's Hornets exhibition versus the Washington Wizards.
I won't be at tonight's Hornets exhibition in Washington or Sunday's in Chicago. If I hear anything on the injuries, I'll pass along later.
Al Jefferson was the marquee player the Hornets needed for credibility, but Steve Clifford was the coach needed for stability.
Injuries piling up for Hornets. Lance Stephenson missed part of practice with a hamstring pull. Questionable for Friday vs. Wizards.
Pistons scored 38 points in the paint and 13 fast-break points. If that becomes a trend, the Hornets have troubles.
Final: Pistons 104, Hornets 84
Hornets had a 13-point first quarter and an 18-point third quarter. Trail by 23 entering last 12 minutes.
Hornets are giving up 52 percent shooting to the Pistons and shooting 34 percent.
Lance Stephenson air-balls a three. Hornets down 20. Bad day for the home team.
29 minutes into this game and Hornets finally cross 50 points.
Halftime: Pistons 56, Hornets 43. Hornets shot 15-of-43 first half.
Hornets now trail Pistons by 19
Hornets have scored 26 points in 17 minutes. They trail the Pistons by 13.
Hornets went 7 minutes between field goals.
Been a long time since Hornets made a field goal.
End of first: Pistons 26, Hornets 13. Hornets shot a lovely 3-of-20 from the field.
Hornets now 3-of-16. Yikes.