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Marv will always have that three!
Big Al was triple-teamed. Jeff Hornacek knows how dangerous he is 1-on-1.
Teams a combined 7-of-19 from field.
Would never have pictured Miles Plumlee as an NBA starter, but he's made himself into a player.
P.J. a little overly excited on that dunk attempt?
Lance Stephenson should have a physical advantage against Goran Dragic.
P.J. Hairston, first NBA start.
So the drum section of a marching band is right behind Stephanie and Dell, trying to do Hornets pre-game show. Makes for great TV, no doubt.
While Williams, Stephenson and Neal are all playing, Clifford doesn't know the minutes he can get from them, considering injuries.
Good news for MKG; Dr. Robert Anderson, the country's best foot doctor, is right there in Charlotte.
More Hornacek: "I had Al 3 years in Utah. His footwork is phenomenal.'
"1-on-1 he might be the best down low. If he's 1-on-1, he's going to score." -- Suns coach Jeff Hornacek on Hornets' Al Jefferson.
Pretty remarkable Gary Neal (sore foot) is playing. This morning they were discouraging him from participating in shootaround.
Clifford now expects Stephenson, Williams and Neal to play. Neal is most surprising of the 3.
Now possible Williams, Stephenson and Neal all play.
Marvin Williams (knee tendinitis) is doing some shooting and cutting, so maybe he plays after all? We'll see.
I cross my heart ❤️
The Hornets say MKG is out "at least" two games. Personally I'd be surprised if he plays Monday against the Mavericks.
"I'm going to take my time coming back and make sure everything is right again." -- MKG on the stress reaction in his right foot.
Those of you asking for Pargo and Vonleh to play might get your wish tonight.
Quick thought on Suns: Gerald Green has suspect shot selection but when he's on, he's so hard to guard.
"He's kind of their X-factor...He can do some crazy things but he also does some great things." -- Suns' Jeff Hornacek on Lance Stephenson.
Dry needling time!
Brow time with Beth
Stephenson aggravated his groin injury. Neal slipped on a wet spot at practice and hurt his left foot.
Hornacek on Stephenson: "He's their X factor. He does some crazy things, he does some great things."
Numerous injuries for Hornets. MKG out. Williams, Stephenson and Neal all might miss Suns game. Hairston will start.
MKG stress reaction in right foot. Out at least 2 games.
I just pray you allow what God has put in your heart to guide you more than what the world has put before your eyes...✨
"Game control" might be the silliest stats-geek idea ever. Like riding time in high school wrestling, which was always contrived.
Team work makes the dream work.
Beat writers are trained to be dispassionate. But the droning quality of the Sixers would wear anyone out.
73-29. Sixers going to be relegated to D-League, Red Claws filling in at Wells Fargo.
Great CrossFit WOD now headed to practice
That is neat that Noah Vonleh is pulling out the checkbook to help the country of his descent in a time of need. Sounds like a good cause.
Per the Durham Herald-Sun, Durham DA has dropped assault charge against Hornets guard P.J. Hairston at alleged victim's request.
Seeing this is the anniversary of Zo's 1st Hornets game reminds me of LJ's "You trade Gatt, you trade me" ultimatum. Gattison a Suns coach.
I'd say the back-and-forth today between the new union chief and the commissioner portends a long lockout down the road.
Marvin Williams 1 of just 4 NBA players since 1985 to play at least 200 minutes in 1st 8 games of the season and never take a free throw.
Waiting for Hornets practice to open in Phoenix. I assume Cody Zeller starts if Marvin Williams can't play. Noah Vonleh would get minutes.
Thursday!!! Starting this morning off with Starbucks! Why do red cups make me happy?
Just ran into an all-time Hornet: The gregarious, lovable Tim Kempton.
Charlotte's Anthony Morrow with 17 in the 4th. Still dangerous.
The Knicks are looking up at the Magic in the standings. "Start spreadin' the news..."
Fair or not Brian Shaw's seat is getting warm in Denver, I suspect.
Anthony Davis was sick tonight.
I would say the two best home crowds in the league are Boston and Golden State. But Phoenix is right there.
Never a dull moment
Suns making a run and might ultimately win, but Nets came in with a great gameplan/mindset.
Steve Clifford talks about how the first non-negotiable in defense is getting back in transition. Nets just won't let the Suns run tonight.
Portland dropped 84 on Denver in the first half tonight, so apparently Blazers had plenty left after that 23-point comeback over Hornets.
Brook Lopez is toying with Miles Plumlee right now.
Nets are impressive defensively tonight. Suns have taken next to no uncontested shots.
I'm at Nets-Suns game because, hey, when the Plumlees get together anything might happen.
These 2 point games are killing me
Lance Stephenson's 14 rebounds were a career high. I'll be writing more about his rebounding in Thursday's Observer.
Hornets lead NBA in defensive-rebound percentage. Yet they gave up nine second-chance points in 4th quarter.
Final: Blazers 102, Hornets 100.
Red light flashed before Neal's dunk.
Blake's 3 off an offensive rebound gives Blazers their first lead at 97-96 with 3:03 left.
Blake's fifth foul. Have to attack him now.
Second illegal-screen foul for Cody Zeller tonight.
We need to show that not only can we be a strong home team, but a strong road team as well