Kings make 22 3s, Holmes star in 140-110 win over Hornets
Hornets Kings Basketball Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) drives to the basket against he Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) (Randall Benton)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — Richaun Holmes had 23 points and a career-best 20 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in a 140-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. We were able to get it done.”Buddy Hield made eight 3s and had 26 points, and De’Aaron Fox added 21 points and nine assists for the Kings. The Kings led by double digits early in the first quarter and never let up while handing the Hornets their fourth loss in five games. Kings: Holmes scored 11 points in the third quarter.wftv.com
Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start
Hornets Nets Basketball Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) and forward Nic Claxton (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in New York. LaMelo Ball had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Hornets, but it was their backups who led them in a dominant final quarter. It was a disappointing home opener that featured demonstrators outside the arena supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York's vaccine mandate. The Hornets won their first two largely through their offense, with a team-best 246 points in their first two games. It was the first time the Hornets were held below 30 in the period, having scored a league-best 69 points in the third quarter through two games.wftv.com
LaMarcus Aldridge comes out of retirement to rejoin Nets
Nets Aldridge Basketball FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo, Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge (21) shoots over Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Aldridge rejoined the Nets on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, five months after having to retire because of an irregular heartbeat. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File) (Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, five months after having to retire because of an irregular heartbeat. Aldridge retired in April after experiencing an irregular heartbeat in the last of the five games he played for the Nets. Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome — an abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat — as a rookie in 2007.wftv.com
Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round
Hornets Pacers Basketball Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis,right, goes to the basket against Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference play-in game Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds and nine assists, and the short-handed Indiana Pacers routed the Charlotte Hornets 144-117 in the Eastern Conference’s first play-in game Tuesday night. And the Pacers won this one despite losing forward Caris LeVert to the league's health and safety protocol. Pacers: Sabonis had a franchise-record nine triple-doubles in the regular season, four in May. UP NEXTThe Pacers travel to Boston or Washington on Thursday, with the winner claiming the East's final playoff spot.wftv.com
Hayward finding success in more prominent role with Hornets
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward, left, looks to pass against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Hayward took the road less traveled this offseason when he opted out of his contract with the high-profile Celtics and chose to come to Charlotte to take on a more prominent role and the opportunity to help build a young Hornets team into a playoff contender. When the Hornets need a basket in the fourth quarter, they often defer to Hayward. “It seems like yesterday that I was these guys — I was the young guy,” Hayward said with a laugh. Hayward said his sole focus is on helping the Hornets end a four-year playoff drought.
Spurs have 4 players positive, Atlanta has All-Star concerns
Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — whose city was picked to play host to the NBA All-Star Game and skills competitions on March 7 — raised major concerns about the notion of fans coming to the city for the events. Their games are halted because they were the last team to play the Spurs, losing to them on Sunday. AdThe NBA does not reveal which players tested positive, but its announcement of the latest postponements said the Spurs had positive tests among players — and did not mention coaches. “Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star game, but this is not a typical year," Bottoms said. “I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks.