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Hornets 22-point third-quarter lead down to 13 with 5:40 left.
Hairston is now 3-of-3 from 3-point range. Kemba looking for him.
Shot clock....(been a while)
Hornets have a 22-point lead with just under 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Marvin Williams hits a 3. He's 2-of-9 from 3-point range in the preseason.
Hornets are 8-of-16 tonight from 3-point range.
Wizards' Bradley Beal will miss second half with a sprained left wrist.
Marvin Williams 0-of-4, 0-of-2 from 3-point range.
As Diaw and Vukevic demonstrated last season, Big Al has more trouble with the beefy guys than the leapers.
DuJuan Blair taking it to Big Al in the post right now.
Second airball for Big Al on baseline jumper.
Glen Rice Jr., fouls Jannero Pargo from the 3-point line. Bad, bad judgment on that one.
Teeny-tiny backcourt right now with Brian Roberts and Jannero Pargo.
Jannero Pargo about to make his first preseason appearance.
Cody Zeller does a stretch-four thing, hits a 20-footer.
Neal also had 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal that quarter.
Hornets led 28-17 end of first. Gary Neal has 13 points and has made three of four 3-pointers.
Hornets hold Wizards to 17 points and 5-of-20 shooting 1st quarter. Sounds like Clifford made his point Thursday about caring about defense.
Neal has 11 points in 10 minutes.
Hairston's second foul.
Back-to-back 3s from P.J.
Then the rook answers with a 3 from Kemba.
Paul Pierce immediately draws a shooting foul off P.J. Hairston. Welcome to the show, rook.
Al Jefferson took a 10-foot baseline jumper. Unfortunately it traveled 12 feet.
Neal with eight of the Hornets' first 14 points.
Gary Neal with a 3-pointer and a feed of Al Jefferson early. He's clearly having the best Hornets preseason so far.
Steve Clifford said Stephenson will hopefully be back for Sunday's practice. He has a deep cut on a small toe.
Lance Stephenson has a cut on his small toe that will keep him out of tonight's exhibition against the Wizards.
I hear Lance Stephenson is out tonight with some sort of toe issue.
Headed to Greenville for Hornets-Wizards. Quite curious how Hornets will perform defensively after how bad they were in Philly Wednesday.
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life!!
Who could have imagined this? A lopsided Thursday Night game.
That play is a wow
Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley, from Tarboro, suspended indefinitely by Georgia for alleged NCAA rules violations.
Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) played 1-on-1 yesterday and today. If no setbacks he could start 5-on-5 next week.
Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh now cleared to cut in one-on-one drills. Promising sign in his return from a sports hernia.
Final thought: Vonleh couldn't play and Hairston hardly impressed, yet I suspect that won't be a bad draft for the Hornets.
Email from homeowners association: Pesticide spraying tomorrow. If this was Twitter, it'd be fun to reply "So, um, no lawn licking tmw?"
My Sunday story on chemistry is kinda what happened tonight: You can't assume shuffling everything only changes your flaws.
Tonight will work in the Hornets' favor: A reminder they're far from talented enough to take defense for granted.
Final: Sixers 106, Hornets 92
Noel puts up a lot of shots, many of them dubious.
Gary Neal is 5-of-8 from the field for Hornets-high 14 points. Steve Clifford said he had the best training camp in Asheville.
Gary Neal takes a charge on JaKarr Sampson. He is 23 pounds lighter.
Casper Ware three-quarters court heave for a 3 at the quarter. Entering fourth quarter, Sixers lead Hornets 84-68.
Kemba Walker draws a T late in third quarter.
A little "Born Ready" heat-up last couple possessions.
Hey, look at it this way: I've yet to tweet "shot clock" in the Hornets era.
Hornets starters a combined 12-of-39 from the field.
Sixers center Henry Sims playing like he's ticked Bobcats didn't bring him to training camp a year ago.
Clemson's K.J. McDaniels is 1-of-6 from the field for the Sixers.
Sixers shooting 47.7 percent from the field.
This is the first half of the first exhibition, but Steve Clifford can't be happy with the defense against a team of poor shooters.
The other day Al Jefferson said 3 times he needs the preseason to get sharp. His 1-of-7 this half is living proof.
P.J. Hairston threw a bounce pass to Biz in the lane. Good pass, but Biz still isn't reliable to catch and finish.
Nice pick-and-roll action with Zeller and Roberts. Brian Roberts a solid shooter off the dribble.
End of first: Hornets 24, Sixers 21. Sure sign it's the preseason: Teams shot a combined 11-of-31 at the foul line.
Some guy named Brandon Davies just torched Biz on a shot fake and post move.
Stephenson got clobbered on a drive, heard no whistle. He's none too pleased with non-call.
I wouldn't pay too much attention to Hairston entering game before Neal. Clifford said he'd mix-and-match in 1st few exhibitions.
P.J. Hairston coming in with about five minutes left in first quarter.
Zeller in for Williams, who missed his first two shots.
MKG pull-up...swish (no, really).
Last season MKG was only non-point guard allowed to push the ball up-court. Obviously that has changed.
Stephenson said biggest difference between Pacers and Hornets is ball is in his hands lot more. If he goes end-to-end like that, why not?
No Michael Carter-Williams for Sixers (shoulder)
Bismack Biyombo taking a lot of elbow jumpers in practice this preseason. Not bad form. We'll see...
Hornets shooting shirts are white with new logo on the back. Purple pants. Nice look.
The Sixers' reasoning on playing Nerlens Noel at power forward: Joel Embid will eventually be the center, so he might as well learn now.
Philly....potentially worst team in the NBA...first preseason exhibition = about 30 fans in building 20 minutes before tip-off.
Steve Clifford on MKG's jump shot: “He potentially has changed his future in this league with the work he did with Mark" Price.
Sixers are asking Nerlens Noel to play power forward, rather than center. It will be a challenge for him to guard those pick-and-pop guys.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said the starters will play about 25 minutes each tonight. Jefferson, Walker, Williams, Stephenson and MKG
BTW, the four Wizards suspended today for leaving the bench during a fight will serve that 1st regular-season game, not vs. Hornets Friday.
Per Lansing State Journal, Hornets forward Jeff Taylor's pre-trial hearing was adjourned until Oct. 29.
Hornets guard Gerald Henderson out 1-2 weeks with a right hamstring strain following an MRI today.
Ahmad Rashad hosting the Hornets' annual "My Hero Gala" black-tie fundraiser Oct. 25 at TWC Arena.
Hornets forward Jeff Taylor is scheduled for a preliminary hearing tomorrow in Michigan on domestic assault and other charges.
Puig not in Dodgers' lineup today? Hmmmmm.
Gerald Henderson is getting a Magnetic Resonance Imaging on his hamstring. Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) obviously won't play in Philly.
Steve Clifford says he's not yet determined 5th starter vs. Sixers regardless of Henderson's status.
Hornets guard Gerald Henderson has a hamstring injury, might miss the exhibition in Philly Wednesday.
Exceptional fielding by the pitcher to keep Dodgers in this game.
Russell Wilson, play-extender.
That is so Pete Carroll.
That reminds me of tennis, where if a centimeter of the ball is on the line....all it needed was group clapping during replay.