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Hornets shooting 13-of-19.
This appears to be one of those "everyone guard Al Jefferson" nights. It sure worked for the Detroit Pistons last game before the break.
There it is -- MKG guarding Westbrook.
from what I heard Al Jefferson used to really school Enes Kanter in Jazz practice.
Mo Williams' first assist as a Hornet. Penetrated, found Cody Zeller open at top of the key.
Last Hornets-Thunder game Westbrook went off for 29. Clifford eventually had MKG guard Westbrook. With Durant out, might be worth a try.
I would think the Thunder will give Enes Kanter a bunch of help tonight guarding Al Jefferson. Either that or have Serge Ibaka guard Big Al.
Thunder confirms Kevin Durant is out tonight with a sore foot.
Biyombo now cleared for on-court activity, but Clifford said he's at least 3 games away from playing.
Biyombo's MRI suggests he's at least a week away from playing.
That moves Brian Roberts back to backup role. He and Williams will play some together.
Steve Clifford says Mo Williams starts at point guard.
Al Jefferson in last 30 games last season: 25.1 ppg., 11.6 rpg and 53% from the field. Can he match that? "I have to," Big Al said.
If MKG plays tomorrow (no indication he won't), he'll be a starter. I'll be curious how/if Steve Clifford finds Jeff Taylor minutes.
Bismack Biyombo has another MRI Saturday. Best-case scenario, that would clear him to start practicing. again.
It sounds like Steve Clifford is undecided about whether to start Roberts or Williams at the point.
Thoughts and prayers for Chris Bosh, who reportedly is facing blood-clot issues. Serious stuff.
It's New days.. Is going to be a good one, if you want it to be and get the best out of it!! Have a great day everyone
And then Pelicans waive Ish Smith
Concord's Ish Smith traded to Pelicans. He is having a Chucky Brown kind of NBA career full of different jerseys.
Lonely is lonely no matter how u put it
It never gets old looking back at my college games against Purdue! 4-0 in my career including winning by 37 at Mackey. No better feeling!!!!
Looks like MKG should be good to play Saturday vs. Thunder.
JaVale McGee to Philly sounds like a major salary dump. Remember 76ers well below the salary-cap floor.
RIP to Jerome Kersey. Sad news for the basketball fraternity today. Was a great man, father and my former coach. Taught me a lot
Holy u know wat
That does not mean they couldn't make a deal. But sounds unlikely.
Player personnel exec from another team says Hornets acting like they are OK going forward with current roster.
This is the problem with Duke of late; Well as they play offensively, the lock-down defense of past seasons isn't there.
Major props to Kennedy Meeks. He looks in great shape.
Okafor isn't as multi-skilled as Anthony Davis was at Kentucky, but he's nearly as impactful.
That moment of silence was a terrific gesture of mutual respect.
Hornets are 11-25 this season and last when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't play.
Clifford is targeting West Coast trip that starts Mar. 16 as best-case scenario to get back Kemba Walker.
"Biz isn't going to be back for a few games. -- Clifford on Biyombo's knee bruise.
“We played three games where we didn’t defend at all and it cost us.” -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford on losing streak right before break.
Mo Williams is a very sharp guy. He'll blend in quickly.
Steve Clifford said nothing imminent on trade front. Deadline is tomorrow at 3.
Bismack Biyombo will have another MRI on Saturday.
MKG did non-contact drills today. If there is no setback, he would play Saturday.
It's possible MKG (hamstring) plays Saturday vs. Thunder.
Training camp-like practice for Hornets today. Team brought in refs for full-scale scrimmage.
Next time you see Marvin Williams play, he'll be in a protective mask. He had surgery during the break to reset a cracked nose bone.
The Dragic "Who reported it first?" is unbecoming. I've been there and it is silly.
FWIW: People associated with the Hornets say it's less than likely that they'll deal Lance Stephenson by the deadline.
Had 3 conversations with significant NBA player-personnel sources. Was surprised to hear: "Not much going on, might be slow deadline."
Got various reactions that Zeller isn't a tease and Al Jefferson would be crazy to opt out. Honestly, think just the opposite.
Reasoning: Marvin and Hendo are overpaid, yet useful. Zeller is a tease. Big Al could opt out and Lance is Lance.
Asked good Q tonight::Most likely to least likely next season among 5 Hornets. My answer: Williams, Zeller, Henderson and Big Al/Lance tie.
I get awesome power of ESPN "trade machine." But questions that begin "any chance" 2 days before trade deadline are generally non-starters.
What's on tv worth watching tonight?
Long overdue Carolyn Peck doing studio on men's games. She's smart, insightful and telegenic. She has nothing to offer on MCB? Absurd.
Difference: Virginia's rotations are precise as far as exchanging on-ball responsibility. But Kentucky so disruptive end-to-end.
FWIW: Virginia looks like best-coached defense in college ball -- they are so linked. But Kentucky could be better for athletes involved.
Also been asked if Mo Williams will supplant Brian Roberts as the short-term starter. That would surprise me unless Roberts flames out.
Lot of chatter about how George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins will co-exist. He stood firm with Melo in Denver. Don't see George getting pliable
The Mo Williams trade addressed a problem. Anything else would have to be something Cho and Co., find really appealing.
Been asked of late likelihood Hornets make another trade. Before Mo Williams trade I thought 60 percent. Now I'd say 40 percent.
what's everyone snow/ice situation this morning? I'm bout to go check right now....
The problem tonight is people just don't get the point: Get off the roads, because Mecklenburg County told you that at 3 p.m.
"Company"-drake on repeat
I know it's no revelation Virginia plays great defense. But the way they're connected, giving help, is exceptional.
At the dentist. This bout to be horrible....
is it icing and snowing in CLT yet??
On vacation. Went to see "American Sniper" for 2nd time today. Just as moving the 2nd time.
Steve Kerr actually drew a play during a timeout. How quaint at an All-Star Game.
This must be pretty cool for Marc and Pau's parents.
Late-night rituals in NYC: Dropping the ball on New Years and starting an NBA All-Star Game.
By far the most interesting thing Adam Silver said yesterday is how bad a team playing 4 games in 5 nights is for the game.
My flight out of NY got canceled. This was my one chance to come home! I just want to see my family in Bloomington and watch a game at AH!