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Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 for second violation of the NBA anti-flopping rule.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

My #burger, Motor Keeps Going, is out today @CowfishClt. Send pics of u chowing down..most creative wins these. #food http://t.co/ieQW8znbCy

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My game story. (Note Lance quote: "We'll be fine. We'll get to the playoffs.") charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/15/544…

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Three post-game takeaways from the Hornets' five-point loss to the Spurs: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

Bismack Biyombo

Tough one tonight.. Learn from our mistakes and move on!! #Godwill tomorrow will be a better day..

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Hornets missed 12 free throws. Spurs missed four.

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Pop fibbed, played Tim Duncan past 30-minute mark. I think @Jeff McDonald better pursue this important angle.

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Biz dribbling in transition. Lordy.

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Pop said pre-game Duncan's minutes wouldn't exceed 30. He's at 30 and on the bench.

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Tonight's game is so entertaining.

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Hornets have really D'd up this quarter.

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Things I never thought I'd say: "Boy, Biz has been out a long time."

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Lance Stephenson is 2-of-7 from the field, 1-of-4 from the foul line.

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Tim Duncan with back-to-back fouls.

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Brian Roberts has played only eight minutes tonight. He has a strained right elbow.

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End of third: Spurs 76, Hornets 68.

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Hornets have missed eight free throws tonight.

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So Biz is five blocks from a triple-double.

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MKG on the floor in pain. Holding his back.

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That was Biz's fifth block. He gets a standing O as he takes a rest.

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Biz grazes the net on a free throw. Audible groan from the crowd.

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Might end up a career night for Biz.

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Kemba doesn't generally lose his temper with officials. He's furious a foul wasn't called on that turnover.

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They put the Riveras on Kiss Cam. Nice touch.

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Hornets have trimmed what was a 16-point deficit to seven.

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That runner didn't go in, but MKG having a very nice "And 1" type of game.

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Biz playing very solid defense on Duncan.

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Biz has seven points. HIs career-high is 14.

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Halftime: Spurs 57, Hornets 45

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Steve Clifford said pre-game the Spurs are the best-run organization in the NBA by a WIDE margin.

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Spurs have made their last four 3-pointers.

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Spurs open a 16-point lead with 2 minutes left in the half on Danny Green's 3.

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Hendo draws a technical.

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The Riveras get a big ovation here during a timeout.

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Refs giving Biz all the calls against Duncan. Ok, not exactly.

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Tim Duncan gets a 3-second violation. I was waiting for the indignant face. But he didn't react much.

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Hornets shot 7-of-25 first quarter. Rough to overcome that.

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End of first: Spurs 22, Hornets 18.

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Lance Stephenson looks predictably rusty: 1-of-3 from field and his losing his dribble threw off the Hornets' last possession.

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Spurs lead 11-0 in bench points.

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Second continuation basket for MKG. That's finishing plays.

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Lance Stephenson in next dead ball.

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And here comes the boos...

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Kemba just dribbled through four Spurs, got straight to the rim for a layup.

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Duncan goes iso on Biz. Biz does a decent Mutombo imitation.

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Spurs already have several offensive rebounds, but they're 2-of-9 from the field.

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Nice continuation basket for MKG.

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I guess Biz guards Duncan and Zeller chases Bonner to the 3-point line. Far from ideal.

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Spurs going with Matt Bonner at center tonight rather than Tiago Splitter.

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Kemba draws a pre-game ovation for being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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Clifford said there is no timetable for Al Jefferson's return.

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Pop said having Duncan, Parker and Ginobili healthy for the playoffs is more important than Spurs seeding, even if they're 8th in the West.

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Only Spurs out tonight are Belinelli and Leonard. Pop said Duncan and Ginobili would both play, but under 30 minutes.

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Clifford plans to play Stephenson about 15 minutes per game the next 2 or 3 games.

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Big Al back on the court, doing shooting drills with Patrick Ewing. http://t.co/UTY1BCTVOx

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Many of Hornets' toughest games (two each against Warriors, Blazers and Grizzlies, one of two against Mavs and Rockets) are behind them.

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By comparison, winning percentage of Hornets' composite opponent (.503) is tied for 13th (with Oklahoma City) among 30 NBA teams.

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The Nets, the team Hornets now chasing for 8th place in the East, have so far played the NBA's weakest schedule (.470 winning percentage).

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From earlier: Lance Stephenson won't play many minutes initially in his return to the Hornets: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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So @ESPNMcGee, let me get this straight: Kurt Busch was dating Black Widow from the Avengers?

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Hornets blog: Lance Stephenson won't get big minutes initially in his return from pelvic sprain. blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Promising sign: Al Jefferson (groin strain) has started doing some on-court workouts.

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Gary Neal (hamstring) is out tonight for Spurs game. Brian Roberts will play with a sore right elbow.

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Steve Clifford said Lance Stephenson's minutes would be quite limited first couple of games while he regains game conditioning.