My unscientific last-two-spots-in-the-East odds: Pacers: 78% Hornets: 42% Heat: 31% Celtics: 22% Nets: 17% Pistons: 10%
Ewing, in town with CHA, will fly back to NY on Friday + attend Mason's funeral before flying back to Charlotte for Hornets game that night
Nets get run off their home court, lose 115-91 to the Hornets. Fall into 10th place, a game out of eighth.
Cool show right now is Hornets bench. Every time reserves do something good the starters jump up like high school kids winning states.
Mo Williams has a season-high 14 assists late third quarter. One off his career high. Might not get to play much in 4th, Hornets up 24.
Hornets are outrebounding Nets 37-22. MKG with 13 boards. If there's a 50-50 possession, it's his tonight.
Welp, that didn't go so well. Hornets open the second half like they did the first, going on 10-2 run to push lead back to 20.
Halftime: Hornets 56, Nets 44.
Dumb foul by Mason Plumlee there. Needless hack on Al Jefferson with the Hornets in the penalty. Jefferson helps by missing 1-of-2.
BTW, Steve Clifford said pre-game he was the one in Hornets management who most advocated signing Lance Stephenson.
23-point lead down to 13. Timeout Hornets.
21-8 rebounding advantage for the Hornets.
Hornets started 13 of 15, lead Nets 35-15 after one. Teams are tied for eighth in the East coming into the game.
Hornets lead 35-15 after one. Jefferson, Marvin Williams 10 points, Mo Williams 5 points, 9 assists for Charlotte. Lopez with 6 for Nets.
End of first: Hornets 35, Nets 15. Hornets made 15 of 23 shots. Mo Williams with 9 assists.
Clifford showed why he's such a good coach. Knew Nets have been a good 1st-quarter team, changed lineup to match them, Hornets rolling.
Here on Latin night in Brooklyn, the Hornets are en fuego. Start 10 of 12 from the field, pounding Nets 24-6.
Boos at Barclay seven minutes into this one: Hornets 24, Nets 6.
Hornets are 10-for-12, Nets are 3-for-13. Hornets lead 24-6 with 4:51 left in the first, Nets getting booed by the home fans.
Hornets started Marvin Williams for Zeller to match up with Nets' small lineup better. Working so far, Charlotte jumps to 9-2 lead.
"Jarrett Jack is killing it," Hornets coach Steve Clifford noted.
Clifford says Hornets will open up playing small, will start Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Joe Johnson.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford says he thinks Kemba Walker is about a week away from returning to game action for Charlotte.