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Boston is my favorite city in this country. But, man, the winters are hell.

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Final: Celtics 106, Hornets 98.

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A loss in Boston last season cost the Hornets a lot. They might look back on tonight same way if they don't come back here.

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Al Jefferson is scoreless in the second half. Missed his only two shots.

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Turnovers are destroying the Hornets tonight.

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Mo Williams has been terrific offensively, but he sure doesn't close out very well.

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Hornets have double Celtics in turnovers 14-7.

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Isaiah Thomas is lots of fun to watch create.

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Hornets' 16-point third-quarter lead has slipped to six entering final quarter. Some sloppy ballhandling.

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Tenth Hornets turnover tonight. That's what's keeping them from really pulling away.

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Third time in his first four games Mo Williams has reached 20 points. He's 5-of-9 from 3 tonight.

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Kidd-Gilchrist double-double with 3 1/2 minutes left in third.

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Mo Williams feeling it.

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Very good ball-rotation out of that Big Al double-team to set up Mo Williams with an unguarded 3.

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Tyler forces Cody into a walk. Guessing that will come up the next family holiday.

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Hornets on a 23-1 run since midway through the second quarter.

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MKG has nine rebounds in 15 minutes. Best rebounding small forward in the NBA.

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Despite the Celtics' record and all the rebuilding moves the Garden still rocks on a Friday night. Great fans.

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ICYMI: Candid comments from Steve Clifford pre-game on Lance Stephenson's challenge so far fitting in: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Halftime: Hornets 49, Celtics 45.

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Celtics are 5-of-8 from 3-point range.

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End of first: Celtics 27, Hornets 21.

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Someone asked Brad Stevens about his team's practice habits. He said he doesn't know since half the team hasn't yet practiced as Celtics.

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MKG has grabbed in at least three 50-50 balls already. Stole that rebound from Tyler Zeller.

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Midrange Al didn't. Big Al, maybe.

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Some "ooohs" from the crowd when Al Jefferson ball-fakes Tyler Zeller on back-to-back possessions for layups. Celtics drafted Big Al.

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Noteworthy candor from Steve Clifford on the challenges Lance Stephenson has faced fitting in with the @Charlotte Hornets blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Clifford said the counter-measure to that is Big Al punishing a smaller guy at the other end of the floor.

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Celtics have been going small since Isaiah Thomas trade. That puts pressure on pick-and-roll coverages for Al Jefferson (more)...

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Steve Clifford was particularly candid tonight when asked about Lance Stephenson. Blog upcoming pre-game.

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"'I've thrown him into so many different roles already this season and he has handled them all well." -- Brad Stevens on Gerald Wallace..

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Bismack Biyombo will NOT play tonight.

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Steve Clifford called Chicago victory "the most complete game that we've played."

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Biz, Noah Vonleh, P.J. Hairston and Troy Daniels playing 2-on-2 on the Garden floor.

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I'll be joining @Kroeger at 3:45 to talk Hornets on @wfnz

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Cavs acting like a 12-point lead is insurmountable.

Cody Zeller

You mean some people don't see blue with black stripes? The world has gone crazy!!!

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Joining good friend @Brett_Jensen at 7:30 on @wbt We'll probably discuss our mutual love for Legal Seafood, but might fit in some @Charlotte Hornets

Noah Vonleh

Hahaha had to show the Vet I do this man!!!! Replaying game point instagram.com/p/zlHpSBRBpQ/

Gerald Henderson

lol @mkg14 dresses like he plays.......raggedy & hungry lol and no I don't have any spare change bro instagram.com/p/zkpJpIxLRK/

Elliot Williams

"Ima tell you truthfully/ if u leave Micky you gon end up with a a goofy" -Ye

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Terrific column by @DavidHaugh about Chicago's city-wide angst regarding Derrick Rose's injury: chicagotribune.com/sports/columni…

Maurice Williams

I can't win a hand in poker tonight

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Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets' 98-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Kings are 2-1 under George Karl with a win over the Grizzlies. That man can really coach.

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I need some advice on teams backing into the playoffs. Oh, @josephperson...

Bismack Biyombo

Great win tonight 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 so proud of the boys! They took care of business.. #Godwill #OnToTheNextone #thankful

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Final: Hornets 98, Bulls 86.

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The Hornets never lose to the Bulls on a day when Charlotte gets 10 times as much snow as Chicago.

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Hornets have outscored Bulls in fast-break points 17-3. You don't score in transition much against Thibodeau's defenses.

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End of third: Hornets 67, Bulls 65. I think MKG was shocked Hinrich blocked that shot.

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Back-to-back 3s by Mo Williams gives Hornets a 3-point lead.

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Prayers for the family of @Ivan_Maisel whose son has been missing in upstate New York since Sunday.

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Halftime: Hornets and Bulls tied at 44.

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Every time I see Nikola Mirotic I think about this: youtube.com/watch?v=x4oPJ6…

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End of first: Bulls and Hornets tied at 20. Or as @kcjohnson9 and I always say, first one to 83 points wins.

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This game is seven minutes old and Mo Williams has committed two shooting fouls outside the 3-point line. Not good.

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Joakim Noah just got away with quite the elbow to Mo Williams' jaw.

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Aaron Brooks will start tonight for Bulls.

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Bismack Biyombo has yet to go through a full practice. Sounds like him playing in Boston Friday is unlikely.

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American (and yes, that means USAirways, too) suspending Charlotte flights as of 9 p.m. tonight, per @ESPortillo

Bismack Biyombo

Was Bless to spent some time last night with this homeless guy over dinner!! instagram.com/p/zh4yM4I0fW/ #Godwill #onelove #onegoal

Bismack Biyombo

God only gives you what you can handle!! #DRose #Staystrong #Godwill

Bismack Biyombo

How crazy is the news about D Rose? To the lover of basketball , pray for him if you have a chance! #staypositive #Godwill

Maurice Williams

I feel like I'm hurt, that's how bad I feel for D Rose. Smh #gooddude

Maurice Williams

Noooo not again D Rose. My prayers are way up for you. #godsplan #dontloseyourfaith

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I'm no weather wimp, spent 1st 29 years in upstate NY. But the ice glaze all over Dallas tonight is bad news.

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Can't believe @Steve Aschburner would rather chronicle Kevin Garnett's return to Wolves than lunch with me. Then again I might never get to Chicago.

Maurice Williams

God is good to good people

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Three takeaways: Teams double Big Al with impunity; Mo a good pickup; calling Zeller a tease was no exaggeration: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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I was a college kid interning at a New Hampshire paper during prez primary. Still remember some woman screaming "We beat the Russians!"

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No basket, based on replay just shown here.

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Lance Stephenson looks quite frustrated (and distracted) by missing that last jump shot.

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End of first: Mavericks 28, Hornets 16.

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Hornets have already committed four turnovers.

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Mavs fans sure excited about Amare Stoudemire.

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Hornets having some trouble guarding high pick-and-rolls. Rick Carlisle is a terrific offensive coach.

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Terrific turnout for Mavs-Hornets, considering the weather forecast.

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Dallas getting some heavy winter weather tonight. My flight to Chicago already cancelled. Don't know whether Hornets charter will get out.

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Gerald Henderson's LEFT wrist is taped, so this is not the wrist he had surgery on last May.

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Asked about his hoarse voice, Steve Clifford replied, "That's what happens when we don't run back or block out."

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Re Henderson's wrist: He had surgery last spring to clean out scar tissue. He ices it constantly during games as preventative.

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Gerald Henderson has some soreness in his right wrist, but plans to play vs. Mavericks tonight.

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Amare available with the Mavericks tonight vs. Hornets.

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Dallas small forward Chandler Parsons will miss tonight's Hornets game with an ankle injury.

Cody Zeller

Really enjoying watching @leavinefamily95 move its way up through the field at the #Daytona500

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90 laps to go and @Mc_Driver is in 14th! Exciting race so far! This could be setting up for a good finish

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I think @Mc_Driver and @LeavineFamily95 are turning me into NASCAR fans! Good luck today at Daytona!!!

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My gamer: Hornets were surprisingly good on offense and disturbingly bad in what they do so well: charlotteobserver.com/2015/02/21/553…