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A late scratch for Hornets: Lance Stephenson out with more groin soreness.
It turned out Hairston's first agent, Juan Morrow, wasn't players union-certified.
P.J. Hairston said he's considering changing agents. He said among those he's considering: Former UNC-Greensboro player Rodney Blackstock.
Hornets have committed 140 fouls in first six exhibitions, compared to 129 by opponents.
Clifford noted that avoiding needless fouls and getting back on "D" doesn't require skill, just better judgment and effort.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said defense would be fixed with fewer needless fouls and getting back in transition.
Teal shorts are pre-game gear. Not tonight's uniforms.
No Gerald Henderson (hamstring), Marvin Williams (elbow) or Al Jefferson (rest) tonight.
Based on the shorts, it appears Hornets are wearing teal tonight. And there is no TV to my knowledge.
Final: Bulls 101, Hornets 96. Hornets play the Hawks in Atlanta tomorrow night.
Preseason, both teams play tomorrow night. Nobody on that court wants to see overtime.
Nice finish at the rim for MKG.
MKG looked confident on that corner jump shot.
Guards love playing with Pau Gasol -- such a deft passer.
Clifford said his rotations would be more regular-season like in last couple of exhibitions.
Marvin Williams with 12 points and six rebounds. Best he's played this preseason.
Moving screens are a point of emphasis in the NBA this season.
Hornets giving up 75% shooting from the field, trail the Bulls by 16 early in second quarter.
Bulls shot 14-of-20 that first quarter. Lots of points in the paint.
I'm intrigued by what Thibs can do defensively with Noah and Gasol out there together.
This is the Bulls' home TV crew that NBA TV is picking up.
BTW, Hornets-Bulls is on NBA TV at 8.
I'm told Lance Stephenson (groin strain) plans to play tonight vs. Bulls. Gerald Henderson (hamstring strain) is still out.
The NFL is obligated to eventually declare a winner of the NFC South.
That ref who tossed Kuechley will wonder why his security system mysteriously switched off today.
The "slow, clunky" Notre Dame narrative seems a bit dated,
Florida and North Carolina have every conceivable recruiting advantage. Doesn't seem to matter at all.
So who would have said 3 years ago, "Missouri -- that is Florida's graveyard."
Will Muschamp is kinda gone. Wow.
Either Chubb is almost as special as Gurley, or Georgia has quite an offensive line.
I'm not predicting ND wins tonight, but the narrative that the irish no longer recruit elite athletes is quite the myth.
It's 8 and ND-Fla. State is kicking off. Hey Tar Heels, isn't the JV game normally over by now?
I remember someone who used to cover Duke saying, "Duke football is the cost of getting to cover Duke basketball." Not anymore.
I'm not generally a fan of alternate unis on college teams, but this black-and-blue combo for North Carolina is a good look.
embracing the reality of things while understanding that better things are probably yet to come is a great way to ease ur mind of all worry
Good victory for Duke over Virginia.
"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." Muhammad Ali
I once hit some tennis balls with Jim Courier. Watching Brandan Wright try to guard LeBron reminds me of that day.
Ya know, seeing LeBron in a Cavaliers uniform is just unnatural...oh, wait...
Anyone else find it funny an NBA coach won't reveal a lineup before a preseason game? Because reaction from opposing coach would be a shrug.
Good news: Al Jefferson has 10 points. Bad news: Rest of roster has 2.
Jay Wright is far too good a coach to need this option anytime soon, but he's s natural on television.
Sounds like Kemba is going to give it a try tonight.
Just got an email with the header "Pelicans request waivers on Christmas." Was waiting to read, "Bah, Humbug!"
No TV tonight, but Sunday's exhibition in Chicago is on NBA TV.
In this situation rookie P.J. Hairston should get plenty of playing time tonight at shooting guard and small forward.
Based on how he coached without Lance Stephenson in Greenville, I'd anticipate Steve Clifford starting Gary Neal tonight.
Kemba Walker (knee contusion) is questionable tonight, game-time decision following warmups.
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.
Virginia Tech beating Ohio State seems a long time ago...
McRoberts was called for a common foul off his contact with LeBron James. Next day NBA changed it to a flagrant and fined Josh $20K.
Had that rule been in effect last spring, it might have avoided the Josh McRoberts situation in the playoffs.
NBA rule change now will allow refs to consult replay to determine whether a foul meets the criteria for flagrant.
Lance Stephenson's injury is a groin strain. He's questionable to play Friday.
Also Gerald Henderson had a setback, might not play Friday or Sunday after all.
Injuries piling up for Hornets. Lance Stephenson missed part of practice with a hamstring pull. Questionable for Friday vs. Wizards.
Finally got to watch Gotham episode on DVR. Best thing on television, film noir. Very true to what would have happened to Bruce Wayne.
If Gary Neal has the season his preseason suggests, that trade last February was a coup.
Ex-Bobcat Brendan Haywood called for a moving screen in Cavs-Pacers game. That's a big point of emphasis this season.
Marvin Williams is really struggling with his shot. He's 4-of-17 from the field, 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
Pistons scored 38 points in the paint and 13 fast-break points. If that becomes a trend, the Hornets have troubles.
Another good game for Gary Neal this preseason (20 pts, 3 reb, 2 assists). He was 10-of-10 from the foul line.
Final: Pistons 104, Hornets 84
Clifford clears the bench, down 25.
Never good when one team gets to 100 before other team gets to 80.
Cody Zeller -- 5 fouls in 17 minutes.
Pistons' Andre Drummond draws a T. Marvin Williams got one earlier.
Brian Roberts only Hornet to have reached 10 points.
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.
A spirited wave here at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Biz didn't play in first half but that was about Clifford wanting to get Maxiell some run.
Halftime: Pistons 56, Hornets 43. Hornets shot 15-of-43 first half.
Jason Maxiell played 10 minutes before coming out for Big Al.
Marvin Williams draws a technical.
They just showed Mike D'Antoni on the scoreboard. He's been hanging out with Steve Clifford last few days.
Hornets now trail Pistons by 19
Lance Stephenson beats the shot clock with a corner jumper.
Hornets have scored 26 points in 17 minutes. They trail the Pistons by 13.
Cody Zeller: 3 fouls in eight minutes.
Hornets went 7 minutes between field goals.
Pargo with a running jump shot ends the drought.
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.
New and improved MKG shot not so improved. He's 0-of-5 from the field.