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I took so much grief in August for saying Hornets might be closer to 10th in East than 4th. Weird that I am punished for being right.
Boston is my favorite city in this country. But, man, the winters are hell.
Final: Celtics 106, Hornets 98.
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.
Pacers beat Cavs.
Al Jefferson is scoreless in the second half. Missed his only two shots.
Turnovers are destroying the Hornets tonight.
Mo Williams has been terrific offensively, but he sure doesn't close out very well.
Hornets have double Celtics in turnovers 14-7.
Isaiah Thomas is lots of fun to watch create.
Hornets' 16-point third-quarter lead has slipped to six entering final quarter. Some sloppy ballhandling.
Tenth Hornets turnover tonight. That's what's keeping them from really pulling away.
Third time in his first four games Mo Williams has reached 20 points. He's 5-of-9 from 3 tonight.
Kidd-Gilchrist double-double with 3 1/2 minutes left in third.
Mo Williams feeling it.
Very good ball-rotation out of that Big Al double-team to set up Mo Williams with an unguarded 3.
Tyler forces Cody into a walk. Guessing that will come up the next family holiday.
Hornets on a 23-1 run since midway through the second quarter.
MKG has nine rebounds in 15 minutes. Best rebounding small forward in the NBA.
Despite the Celtics' record and all the rebuilding moves the Garden still rocks on a Friday night. Great fans.
Halftime: Hornets 49, Celtics 45.
Celtics are 5-of-8 from 3-point range.
End of first: Celtics 27, Hornets 21.
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.
MKG has grabbed in at least three 50-50 balls already. Stole that rebound from Tyler Zeller.
Midrange Al didn't. Big Al, maybe.
Some "ooohs" from the crowd when Al Jefferson ball-fakes Tyler Zeller on back-to-back possessions for layups. Celtics drafted Big Al.
Clifford said the counter-measure to that is Big Al punishing a smaller guy at the other end of the floor.
Celtics have been going small since Isaiah Thomas trade. That puts pressure on pick-and-roll coverages for Al Jefferson (more)...
Steve Clifford was particularly candid tonight when asked about Lance Stephenson. Blog upcoming pre-game.
"'I've thrown him into so many different roles already this season and he has handled them all well." -- Brad Stevens on Gerald Wallace..
Bismack Biyombo will NOT play tonight.
Steve Clifford called Chicago victory "the most complete game that we've played."
Biz, Noah Vonleh, P.J. Hairston and Troy Daniels playing 2-on-2 on the Garden floor.
This a hellava game
Cavs acting like a 12-point lead is insurmountable.
You mean some people don't see blue with black stripes? The world has gone crazy!!!
Steve Kerr, unplugged
"Ima tell you truthfully/ if u leave Micky you gon end up with a a goofy" -Ye
I can't win a hand in poker tonight
Kings are 2-1 under George Karl with a win over the Grizzlies. That man can really coach.
Final: Hornets 98, Bulls 86.
The Hornets never lose to the Bulls on a day when Charlotte gets 10 times as much snow as Chicago.
Hornets have outscored Bulls in fast-break points 17-3. You don't score in transition much against Thibodeau's defenses.
End of third: Hornets 67, Bulls 65. I think MKG was shocked Hinrich blocked that shot.
Back-to-back 3s by Mo Williams gives Hornets a 3-point lead.
Halftime: Hornets and Bulls tied at 44.
This game is seven minutes old and Mo Williams has committed two shooting fouls outside the 3-point line. Not good.
Joakim Noah just got away with quite the elbow to Mo Williams' jaw.
Aaron Brooks will start tonight for Bulls.
Bismack Biyombo has yet to go through a full practice. Sounds like him playing in Boston Friday is unlikely.
Your not my dad!
I'm no weather wimp, spent 1st 29 years in upstate NY. But the ice glaze all over Dallas tonight is bad news.
Stay the course...
God is good to good people
I was a college kid interning at a New Hampshire paper during prez primary. Still remember some woman screaming "We beat the Russians!"
No basket, based on replay just shown here.
Lance Stephenson looks quite frustrated (and distracted) by missing that last jump shot.
End of first: Mavericks 28, Hornets 16.
Hornets have already committed four turnovers.
Mavs fans sure excited about Amare Stoudemire.
Hornets having some trouble guarding high pick-and-rolls. Rick Carlisle is a terrific offensive coach.
Terrific turnout for Mavs-Hornets, considering the weather forecast.
Dallas getting some heavy winter weather tonight. My flight to Chicago already cancelled. Don't know whether Hornets charter will get out.
Gerald Henderson's LEFT wrist is taped, so this is not the wrist he had surgery on last May.
Asked about his hoarse voice, Steve Clifford replied, "That's what happens when we don't run back or block out."
Re Henderson's wrist: He had surgery last spring to clean out scar tissue. He ices it constantly during games as preventative.
Gerald Henderson has some soreness in his right wrist, but plans to play vs. Mavericks tonight.
Amare available with the Mavericks tonight vs. Hornets.
Dallas small forward Chandler Parsons will miss tonight's Hornets game with an ankle injury.