Charlotte Hornets

Result: Kemba Walker shines as in-form Charlotte Hornets boost play-off hopes

The Charlotte Hornets condemned the Detroit Pistons to their fourth straight loss and boosted their own play-off hopes with a 104-91 victory. Kemba Walker hit 31 points and had eight rebounds as Charlotte recorded a third straight win and moved one game behind the Pistons in the battle to claim the final play-off spot in the Eastern Conference. Walker scored 20 in the first half, while Frank Kaminsky scored 24 and Jeremy Lamb added 17 in the victory. WHAT A WIN! Check out the @budweiserusa Legendary Moments from our 104-91 victory over the Pistons! #budlegendarymoments #thisbudsforyou pic.twitter.com/O3hNQUyzgw — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 7, 2019 Three teams are in contention for the NBA’s final play-off spot, with the Miami Heat also a game behind the Pistons. Like the Pistons, t...

Result: Jeremy Lamb secures Hornets win with ridiculous buzzer-beater from half-court

Jeremy Lamb’s incredible buzzer-beater from almost 50 feet secured the Charlotte Hornets a dramatic victory against the Toronto Raptors. Lamb’s attempt from half-court found the basket for a 115-114 victory for the play-off chasing Hornets, who have won three in a row. Kawhi Leonard, who had 28 points, looked to have sealed victory as he put the Raptors ahead with 44 seconds left to play, but Lamb’s winner stunned the Scotiabank Arena. WE. HAVE. NO. WORDS. 🤯 JEREMY LAMB WITH THE HALF-COURT BUZZER BEATER TO WIN. THE. GAME!!!!! #hornets30 @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/VOUnXMhZCv — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 25, 2019 The Hornets’ run has moved them to within two games of the eighth play-off spot in the Eastern Conference. The Houston Rockets clinched their place in the NBA’s post season wit...

Result: Curry hits 36 as Golden State Warriors down Minnesota Timberwolves

The Brooklyn Nets also staged a stunning comeback. Steph Curry hit 36 points as the Golden State Warriors regained their top spot in the Western Conference with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota went into the game having lost their last three and four Warriors put up double figures in the 117-107 victory. The Splash Brothers posted 64 points combined en route to the Dubs’ road win 💦 Relive it in tonight’s Game Rewind, presented by @verizon ⏪ pic.twitter.com/qufRjd3BSv — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 20, 2019 Curry scored 22 of his 36 in the third quarter, Klay Thompson scored 28 and Kevin Durant 17, while Karl-Anthony Towns top scored for the Timberwolves with 26 points and 21 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets erased a 25-point deficit in the final 12 minutes...

Result: Russell Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record

Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111. The Thunder star recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to break a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles. Paul George also scored a triple-double for Oklahoma with 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. 🔊 Loud City gets louder as Russ passes Wilt. #TripleDoubleKing 👑 pic.twitter.com/8LLCDw3F9O — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 12, 2019 There was less success for the New York Knicks, who sank to a franchise-record 17th straight loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite rallying from a 17-point deficit and getting to within a single point of the Cavs with less than a minute to play, the Knicks fell 107-104 at Q...

Result: Lowry and Ibaka fire Toronto Raptors to victory over Philadelphia 76ers

Raptors beat Eastern Conference rivals the 76ers 119-107. The Toronto Raptors came out on top in an Eastern Conference battle as they downed the Philadelphia 76ers away from home. Kyle Lowry – amid rumours he has been offered in a trade – scored 20 points and was matched by team-mate Serge Ibaka who also grabbed 10 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard top-scored for the Raptors with 24 points but 76er Joel Embiid’s 44th triple-double – 37 points and 13 rebounds – proved in vain as Toronto held out for the 119-107 win. Everyone contributing tonight pic.twitter.com/EtNfKuIc4O — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2019 In Oklahoma City, the Thunder toppled the Orlando Magic 132-122 thanks to a Russell Westbrook triple-double. The All-Star finished with 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds to rec...

Result: James Harden puts in another fine performance for Houston Rockets

James Harden scored at least 30 points for a 26th straight game as the Houston Rockets beat Utah Jazz 125-98. The shooting guard scored 29 of his 43 points by half-time and surpassed the 30-point marker with a driving floating jump shot in the third quarter. The reigning MVP’s hot streak is the third longest in NBA history and also helped the Rockets snap a two-game losing streak. RT for The MVP! 43PTS / 5AST / 12 REB / 4BLK / 6STL#TheUnguardableTour pic.twitter.com/tWjI6qgbC9 — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 3, 2019 Harden also had five assists, 12 rebounds, four blocks and six steals, while Donovan Mitchell had to settle for a top score of 26 points for Utah. The Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, struggled without LeBron James, losing 115-101 against the Golden State Warriors, w...

Result: Harden’s 30-point performance in vain as Denver Nuggets beat Houston Rockets

There were also wins for the Thunder and Celtics. James Harden scored 30 or more points for the 25th straight game – but his Houston Rockets side were downed by the Denver Nuggets 136-122. A late three-point shot saw Harden pass the milestone at which point the game was already beyond doubt with Nikola Jokic scoring 31 points and Malik Beasley 35. The Nuggets sit on top of the Northwest Division and extended their purple patch to five games, while Houston have now lost two on the trot. Back in first place! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/FdO3MSzaSD — Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) February 2, 2019 Russell Westbrook got his fifth-straight triple-double – finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists – as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the Miami Heat 118-102. The Thunder are now un...

Result: Kawhi Leonard leads the way as Toronto continue to impress

The Toronto Raptors came through a dramatic fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 106-104 and improve their NBA-best record. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 30 points, eight rebounds and two steals, while Danny Green hit a three-pointer to put the Raptors ahead with just over 20 seconds remaining. The final quarter saw the lead change hands 12 times, with Miami missing the chance to take the win on the game’s final possession. Toronto now stand on 26 wins and 10 losses for the season. Helluva finish. @TangerineHoops Game Highlights 📺: https://t.co/lpwfYGkUxl pic.twitter.com/pCNjFYDjm2 — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 27, 2018 Joe Harris scored the game-winner with 3.4 seconds left in the second period of overtime to clinch a 134-132 win for the Brooklyn Nets over the Charlotte Hornets....

Result: Milwaukee Bucks topple Toronto Raptors

The top two teams in the Eastern Conference went head-to-head. The Milwaukee Bucks emerged victorious against the Toronto Raptors in a match-up of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Malcolm Brogdon recorded two three-pointers in the final 67 seconds to clinch a 104-99 win for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Brook Lopez also had 19 points. Milwaukee extends their win streak against Toronto to 3!! Tonight’s MEGABUCKS LEADERS: pic.twitter.com/FrCG2vUfSZ — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 10, 2018 The Raptors remain top of the league with 21 wins and seven losses, while the Bucks closed the gap to sit on 17 victories and eight defeats. Jrue Holiday starred as the New Orleans Pelic...

Result: Russell Westbrook leads Oklahoma City to huge victory over Atlanta Hawks

The Thunder had a season-high 18 three-pointers. Six players scored in double figures as the Oklahoma City Thunder swept aside the Atlanta Hawks 124-109. Russell Westbrook led the way on 23 points as the side recorded a season-high 18 three-pointers to improve to 14-7 for the season. Despite a slow start, the Thunder rallied to surge ahead in the second quarter and ended up shooting 52.3 percent from the field. With his grandma in the house from Spain, @alexabrines drills career-high 7 threes. pic.twitter.com/FzFqzO5KTF — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 1, 2018 The Memphis Grizzlies took a 131-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in double overtime. Mike Conley had his third double-double of the season, finishing on 37 points and 10 assists, and scored 17 of his points in overtime. Jaren ...

Result: Kemba Walker’s 60-point haul not enough to prevent Charlotte losing to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers still came out winners at the Spectrum Centre. Kemba Walker scored a career-high 60 points for the Charlotte Hornets but it still was not enough to top the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The 28-year-old finished with a franchise record, though saw his team defeated 122-119 in overtime as Jimmy Butler clinched a three-pointer in the dying seconds. Butler ended with 15 points, but despite victory for the 76ers, the plaudits will go to Walker who had six three-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists. 🚨HIGHLIGHTS🚨 Kemba Walker dropped a career-high and single-game franchise-record 60 points in tonight’s game 🔥 #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/fgfXCp3Wxh — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 18, 2018 In Brooklyn, the Nets fell to their fourth loss in five games...

Result: Clarkson leads Cleveland to victory over Charlotte

The point guard led the Cavaliers with 24 points. The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a five-game losing streak as they toppled the Charlotte Hornets 113-89. Jordan Clarkson led the way with 24 points, while Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds to help the Cavs to their second win of the season. The first quarter was their highest-scoring opening quarter of the season, with 38 points. THAT’S THE WAY!#BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/IBFORXnkoj — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 14, 2018 James Harden scored 19 points in the second half to help the Houston Rockets overcome the Denver Nuggets 109-99. Jamal Murray helped Denver get to within four of tying the match in the final quarter, but a run of points from Harden ensured the Rockets were well ahead in the closing minutes. Clint Cap...

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