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Updates on Cody Zeller, Al Jefferson and Charlotte Hornets' TV situation: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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I'm inquiring about whether SportSouth will pick up that Raptors-Hornets telecast.

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April 8 game between the Raptors and Hornets is no longer on ESPN. Detroit-Boston replaces.

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Sam (best J-school prof ever) defined fairness as equally disenfranchising fanatics. Sure glad I was there for that lesson.

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In the last 24 hours, someone described me as a "slurper.' Another person called me a "hater." Sure glad Sam Kennedy rule applies:(more)

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Huge win by the Pacers tonight.

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Clippers have 74 and its 2 minutes into the 2nd half in Boston.

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Clippers are boat-racing the Celtics at halftime.

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Clippers up 14 on Celtics end of first quarter.

Cody Zeller

Big plays down the stretch from @219MadeMe!!! That dude loves to compete! Congrats!

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My gamer: Unlikely, but Hornets might have backed into a playoff opportunity: charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/cha…

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OK, so @Candace Buckner and I might not be covering the biggest basketball game in Indianapolis next weekend.

Noah Vonleh

I see you @ZachEliAuguste EAT BOYY!!!! 🍴🍤🍝🍛

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“It’ll be huge. Monday could be the game of the season,” -- Hornets forward Marvin Williams on the matchup with the Celtics.

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Final: Hornets 115, Hawks 100

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Celtics have a home game Sunday against the Clippers.

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Monday looks big. Celtics have a game lead over Hornets. A Hornets victory clinches a tiebreaker, 3-1 in season series.(more)

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Biz with a block at one end and an offensive board at the other to set up Mo Williams' 3.

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Lance Stephenson played 14 minutes vs. Nets and 12 last night. He's at 8 in this game and hasn't played second half.

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Biz getting some tough rebounds in traffic. They need that from him, as fatigued as Big Al clearly is tonight.

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Marvin Williams with the "You wouldn't like me when I get angry" expression.toward Dennis Schroder.

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Al Jefferson looks exhausted.

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Hornets general manager Rich Cho watching Wisconsin-Arizona on his I-pad from his arena seat. Time of year to multi-task.

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Halftime: Hornets 57, Hawks 52.

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Brian Roberts sees the floor for the first time in seven games.

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Just the second time in 12 games the Hornets lead at end of first quarter. Hornets 27, Hawks 23.

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I watched Cody Zeller work out. Took almost every shot with his left arm, so that right shoulder sprain is obviously still quite painful.

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Clinching the top seed in the East in March is a good problem to have, but it does make for some judgment calls for Hawks management.

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Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer on rest vs. rust for starters: "It's not math, not 2-plus-2. You have to have good conversations."

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Hawks starters: Schroder, Jenkins, Bazemore, Muscala and Brand.

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Cody Zeller again out tonight.

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Steve Clifford said he expects MKG to be out at least 7-10 days.

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Jeff Taylor starts vs. Hawks.

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MKG walking without crutches.

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Per @Chris Vivlamore Hawks will rest starters tonight. Major break for Hornets after Hawks clinched top seed in East last night.

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Not that this is any surprise, but Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle sprain) is out for Hawks game.

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Tonight felt like the night the Hornets realized "Wow, even in the East we're not very good."

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Gamer: Hornet blow a game Al Jefferson says will "haunt" them this summer: charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/cha…

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Three takeaways from the night the Hornets might have kissed the playoffs goodbye: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Brad Daugherty enjoyed doing NASCAR TV because he loves that. But he happens to be a really good basketball analyst.

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SportsCenter had a great stat: Izzo and Massimino only coaches in NCAA tournament history with winning record vs. higher seeds.

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Pitino vs. Izzo for a trip to Final Four. Two guys who can coach a little.

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Hornets center Al Jefferson said Friday's loss "will haunt us all summer."

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Final in 2 OTs: Wizards 110, Hornets 107

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Have no idea why there was so much confusion over an obvious shot-clock violation.

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Hawks victory, combined with Cavs' loss, clinches top seed in East for Atlanta.

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Hawks beat Heat tonight.

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Henderson's 11 rebounds a new career high.

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Henderson ties a career-high with 10 rebounds.

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Mo Williams takes the charge on John Wall. Huge play that negates a layup.

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Terrific feed from Mo Williams to Al Jefferson for a dunk.

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Left ankle sprain for MKG. Out rest of game.

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Ramon Sessions with a nice backdoor cut on Mo Williams.

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Rasual Butler hits a 3 to push the Wizards lead to four.

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Hornets start the fourth quarter shooting 0-of-4.

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End of third: Hornets 79, Wizards 75.

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MKG limping back to locker room. Looks like left ankle. And he seemed in a lot of pain.

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Correction: MKG was down.

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Hawks drilling the Heat tonight 55-37 at the half.

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Big Al with 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

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Gerald Henderson has seven rebounds. HIs career high is 10.

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Man, it's cold at Verizon Center.

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Hornets start the third quarter on a 10-2 run, lead 64-61.

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Kemba holding his wrist after taking that charge from Nene. Definitely not in the same weight class.

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Tie game on Al Jefferson's 15-foot jump shot.

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Halftime: Wizards 59, Hornets 54.Wizards shot 50 percent.

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John Wall's speed dribble is some weapon.

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Gerald Henderson, not generally known for his rebounding, has five boards in 14 minutes tonight.

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Wizards outscoring Hornets in the paint 28-12.

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Mo Williams shot 6-of-26 in his previous two games. He's 4-of-8 tonight with four assists.

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Steve Clifford mentioned pre-game how dangerous John Wall is in transition. He just blew by everyone for that layup.

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Mo Williams starts 4-of-7 from the field, so knee isn't affecting his shot.

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Hairston comes out. He scored five points in five minutes.

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Mo Williams' offense keeping Hornets in this game.

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The Wizards had seven blocks in that first quarter. Four by Gortat and three by Pierce.

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Based on that dunk, Bradley Beal's ankle is just fine tonight.

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18 of the Wizards' 28 first-quarter points were scored in the paint.

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P.J. Hairston in the game early. Been a long time since he played meaningful minutes.

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End of first: Wizards 28, Hornets 19. So the pattern of slow starts continues.

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Bradley Beal sure doesn't look like a guy playing on a bad ankle.

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Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (twice) have had their shots blocked at the rim early on.

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Steve Clifford said Mo Williams' sore knee is such that they'll closely monitor him in games and limit his participation in practice.

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Wizards list Bradley Beal (sprained ankle) among starters.

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Troy Daniels inactive tonight for the Hornets so rookies P.J. Hairston and Noah Vonleh both active.

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Mo Williams (sore knee) plans to play tonight for the Hornets.

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Again no Cody Zeller tonight.

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Bradley Beal (sprained ankle) will be a game-time decision for the Wizards tonight.

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Roy Williams is tremendous when he has his ideal team. His flaw is inability to adapt to imperfections.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Big game tonight for my Wildcats.. Good luck we got this #BBN

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Congrats to Mike Brey. ACC upgraded by adding Boeheim, Pitino and Dixon. Brey got very little attention in that add-on. He's excellent.

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Heels doing a good job of dictating tempo. But a long way to go.

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This is that sad point in the NCAA tournament when @KelliBartik can no longer say "Shockahs!"

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That Dean Smith would put it in his will that he was buying every past letterman dinner is so cool and so him.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Congratulations to Mark Price being named the new head coach at UNC Charlotte. I wish him the best of luck! http://t.co/qdf7AlVzwV

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Add Mo Williams to Hornets injuries. Sat out practice with a sore knee. Questionable for Wizards game.