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BTW, it's official that Marvin Williams has a concussion.
FoxSports' Brett Jensen first spoke to Cho about Kemba's knee and if he might need surgery.
I spoke to Hornets general manager Rich Cho briefly about Kemba Walker's knee. He said they're evaluating, should know something next week.
Nets lose by 35 in Utah. Hornets pass them in the standings for tonight.
Final: Hornets 76, Knicks 71. Knicks were good house-guests, committing two turnovers at the end.
Big Al having a rough night.
Lou Amundson (who was doing a decent job guarding Big Al in the post) fouls out.
Lance Stephenson has been good at hawking the passing lanes tonight. But he's now at four fouls.
Gerald Henderson in for Hairston.
Big Al next dead ball.
MKG layup from Lance Stephenson gives the Hornets a 63-56 lead with just more than nine minutes left.
Hornets going really small with Jason Maxiell at center and MKG at power forward.
End of third: Hornets 57, Knicks 54
Big-time offensive rebound by Cody Zeller sets up a Lance Stephenson drive.
Hairston and Zeller in for Hornets.
First Hornets lead on a Maxiell jumper from Lance Stephenson.
I don't see Biz on the bench. Must be in trainer's room, knee packed in ice. Get loose, Jason Maxiell.
Big Al starts the second half. Bismack Biyombo has a knee contusion and is questionable to return.
Marvin Williams possible concussion. He went down hard and got up very slowly.
Reason Hornets in this game: They took 21 free throws in the first half to the Knicks' six.
Halftime: Hornets trail Knicks 37-36 after shooting 10-of-39 from the field.
Hornets big men now down to Jefferson, Zeller, Maxiell and Vonleh. Guessing you could see some MKG at power forward 2nd half.
Marvin Williams just now getting up from the floor. Headed back to the locker room.
Hornets are 5-of-30 from the field. Starting to hear boos.
Second foul on Lance Stephenson. He's played 9 minutes.
Stephenson stays in the game after being checked out by the athletic trainer.
Lance Stephenson looked like he may have hurt himself again, but he's in the huddle between quarters.
Al Jefferson next dead ball.
Cody Zeller hits from 19 feet as Hornets finally score 4:40 into this game.
Hornets miss their first nine shots.
Knicks starters in absence of Anthony and Calderon: Tim Hardaway Jr., Langston Galloway, Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas & Jason Smith.
Jose Calderon also out for the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony out tonight for Knicks. They're avoiding him playing a back-to-back so soon after being out.
Al Jefferson won't start, but figure on him playing plenty tonight. Someone has to score in Kemba's absence.
Bismack Biyombo will start again at center.
Brian Roberts starts at the point. Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson as fill-ins at the point.
It sounds unlikely that Carmelo Anthony plays for the Knicks.
Kemba is out tonight. Not playing vs. Knicks gives him 4 days between games to rest his sore knee.
There is talk around the arena that Kemba Walker might miss tonight's game with more knee soreness. Steve Clifford pre-game media shortly.
“We just weren’t here tonight and that is my responsibility." -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford.
End of third: Cavs 103, Hornets 63. So the 10-game streak of holding opponents under 100 will end decisively.
Biz back in. So far no points or rebounds in 12 minutes. He has two fouls.
Three fouls in nine minutes for Lance Stephenson, who comes out of the game.
Big Al is 5-of-6 for 10 points in eight minutes. Also four rebounds.
Cavs' lead at 38-13. Cleveland is shooting 14-of-24 from the field.
End of first: Cavs 33, Hornets 13. So I'm thinking that streak of 10 games holding opponents under 100 points is toast.
Iman Shumpert makes his debut with the Cavs. Big ovation when he's introduced.
Cavs pulling away to a 22-9 lead. Have made eight of first 12 shots.
Zeller's second foul. If Cody is in foul trouble, it makes it harder for Steve Clifford to use Marvin Williams on LeBron James later.
Hornets trying some zone.
Last time Hornets were here the Cavs scored the game's first 21 points.
Cavs playing "Flight of the bumble bee" as they introduce the Hornets.
Steve Clifford said he loves to watch LeBron play...right up until the morning he has to coach against him.
Last time Bobcats/Hornets beat a team with LeBron: Feb. 19 2010. Since then 17 regular-season losses and four playoff losses.
I sense that when Clifford said stick with same starters, he means tonight and tomorrow vs. Knicks. Then there's a 4-day break to evaluate.
Steve Clifford said his options for guarding LeBron are MKG, Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams.
Nineteen consecutive losses versus LeBron James.
"We're playing well right now and you don't want to change that." -- Steve Clifford on not changing starters.
"Biz and Gerald will continue to start." Steve Clifford.
Like the Hornets the Cavs have made a concerted effort of late to push their offensive pace.
Imam Shumpert will be active tonight for the Cavs.
Tonight's Something's-got-to-give stat: Cavs have averaged 109.8 ppg. in last 5. In same span Hornets have allowed 81.4 ppg.
The left-for-dead Hornets of 2 weeks ago are tied with Nets for last playoff spot in the East and a half-game out of tied for 7th.
Sometimes it's about one bad night among 82. When baseball teams lose 10-2, that's not cause for radical change.
If an opponent got to 100 before the Hornets got to 70, there would be a "coach has to be fired, GM has to be fired" meltdown. See: Nets.
Ernie Johnson's seemless traffic-copping from Nets-Clippers silliness to Boston-Portland ending should be J-school 101.
Random, but potentially important, factor in whether Hornets make the playoffs: When Billy King starts rebuilding.
I know fan All-Star balloting has little to do with actual accomplishment, but trivializing what the Hawks have done seems so wrong.
Nets trail the Clippers by a mere 29 points in the first half, so I guess Hornets will share 8th place in the East heading into Cavs game.
Anyone who thinks the helium will last in that balloon til Valentine's Day also thinks pixies deflated those balls in Foxboro.
My Harris-Teeter is already selling red, heart-shaped balloons that say "Happy Valentine's Day." (More)
How are you supposed to guard this IU team?! Just hope they miss? So much shooting and scoring on the floor!
I parachute into NASCAR occasionally and randomly. But you know what I like about Jeff Gordon? The courage to say what other drivers fear.
I wish I could be at Assembly Hall tonight! Just hearing the crowd on tv gives me chills!!!
Stephen Curry ended up topping all vote-getters in balloting for All-Star starters.
No Hawks among All-Star starters. It's arguable 3 of them (Millsap, Horford and Teague) deserve to be East reserves.
NBA fines Heat guard Dwyane Wade $15K for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm shocked -- SHOCKED! -- Josh Smith couldn't keep his composure tonight.
Nets did pretty much all they could to blow a 26-point lead, but it looks like they will survive in Sacramento.
You can tell me all day Joe Johnson is overpaid. But his J is so smooth.
Any Hornets fans still up: League pass is free this week and Nets-Kings is getting close on TWC channel 734
Sounds like the Nets are putting it to the Kings tonight, so Brooklyn won't lose ground to the Hornets.
Look for Dwyane Wade to draw a fine from the NBA for making an obscene gesture to the crowd tonight.