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Official Site of the Charlotte Hornets: Hornets Start Road Trip, Close Back-to-Back Against Indiana
Following their 135-115 home victory over the Phoenix Suns last night, the Hornets hit the road again for a three-game trip, which tips off this evening against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m. ET.
The Hornets beat the Pacers at home, 127-109, back on Nov. 18, although reigning All-NBA guard Victor Oladipo was out for the visitors. Led by Jeremy Lamb's 21 points, Charlotte got double-digit scoring performances from seven different players (including a points-assists double-double from Kemba Walker), while hitting 18 threes at a surreal 62.9 percent clip.
Although his scoring is down a bit compared to past seasons, Nic Batum's shooting numbers (46.
Fansided: Charlotte Hornets: Each trade candidates potential return
It's trade season around the NBA, with rumors swirling all across the league. The Trade Deadline is on February 7th, and the Charlotte Hornets could make a move of some sorts prior to that deadline.
On Wednesday, I released an article discussing the five most likely Charlotte Hornets players to be traded. Today, we'll be looking at what the Hornets could potentially get in return for those players.
Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo, Jeremy Lamb and Frank Kaminsky are the top candidates to be dealt before the Trade Deadline, in my opinion.
Fansided: Charlotte Hornets head to Indiana to face the Pacers
Playoff teams are capable of stringing together multiple wins in a row. The Charlotte Hornets (22-23) have now done that twice now this season, winning their third straight Saturday night in the Hive. The game was never really in question as the Hornets dominated the Phoenix Suns for much of the game.
Next up comes a pretty rough three-game stretch on the road, two of which are against teams very much in the playoff mix. It all begins with an away game at the Indiana Pacers (30-15). These two teams have already played each other once this season, with Charlotte actually winning the game in the Spectrum Center, 127-109.
At the Hive: Hornets lead wire to wire, beat Suns 135-115
Kemba Walker led eight Hornets in double figures with 21 points while Bismack Biyombo notched a double double, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Suns 135-115.
The Hornets blitzed the Suns out of the gate. They hit seven of their first eight shots as they built a 21-5 lead in the first five minutes of game. The Suns found their offensive footing in the later parts of the quarter, but still struggled to get stops. This play gave the Hornets 39 points for the first quarter:
The Hornets started the second quarter on another run, scoring the first seven points of the quarter.
Charlotte Observer: Hornets tie season high in points, demolish Suns 135-115 at home for 3rd straight win
As Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego frequently reminds the public, offense is far from his team's primary problem.
That couldn't have been more apparent Saturday night at Spectrum Center, as the Hornets (22-23) steamrolled the Phoenix Suns (11-36) 135-115 en route to their third consecutive victory. Not only that, but in the process, Charlotte tied its season high for points scored, equaling the 135 they put on the Chicago Bulls in October.
After coming from behind against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night, the Hornets instead opened up an early 16-point lead that endured for the entire game.
Fansided: Charlotte Hornets dominate Phoenix Suns on Classic Night, 135-115
On Classic Night in Uptown, the Charlotte Hornets (22-23) were able to defeat the Phoenix Suns (11-36). This victory was smooth sailing for the Hornets; they never trailed once in the dominating performance. In the win, eight players scored in double figures for the Hornets, with Kemba Walker being the only player to score over twenty in the game for Charlotte.Game story
The Hornets started the game fast, leading the game 14-3 early in the first quarter. At one point in the first quarter, the Hornets had thirteen rebounds; this was the same amount of points as the Suns had.
At the Hive: Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns game thread
The Hornets beat the Suns in Phoenix last week, which is a huge indictment on the Suns, even if they were missing their best player for half the game. That best player is back tonight, but they're traveling east for an early start. That matters in basketball too, right? Don't mind that they've been in the eastern time zone for several days now.
It's a classic night, so throw out the record books!
This is now an open thread!