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Dragic, Heat top Hornets 112-99; pull into tie for 8th place

April 06, 2017

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was a time in his career when Hassan Whiteside might not have reacted so well to a frustrating night.

But when Whiteside was whistled for a technical foul, the 7-footer channeled his anger and sparked the Miami Heat to a crucial 112-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

He got plenty of help from his teammates, too.

Goran Dragic scored 33 points, and the Heat made a franchise-record 21 3-pointers -- six of those by James Johnson -- to pull back into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Miami controls its own playoff destiny since it holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Indiana for the final spot....

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Wall dominates third quarter as Wizards snap Hornets' streak

April 05, 2017

Wahington Wizards guard john Wall.WASHINGTON -- John Wall took coach Scott Brooks' defensive message to heart and decided to get aggressive on the offensive end.

It worked out quite well for the Washington Wizards.

Wall scored 14 of his 23 points and dished out six of his 13 assists in a dominant third quarter, and Washington hurt Charlotte's playoff chances with a 118-111 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday night....

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Belinelli helps Hornets beat Raptors 110-106

March 30, 2017

Charlotte Hornets forward Marco Belinelli of Italy..TORONTO -- Kemba Walker founding his shooting stroke in the nick of time for the Charlotte Hornets.

Walker scored 11 of his 19 points in the final 5:03, leading the Hornets past the Toronto Raptors 110-106 on Wednesday night.

The All-Star guard was 3 for 18 from the field through three quarters. But he stepped up in the fourth, helping Charlotte (34-41) stop Toronto's six-game win streak....

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Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win

March 23, 2017

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker.ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Charlotte Hornets aren't sure they have enough time to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but the feeling is whatever chance they have is giving them purpose down the stretch.

The Hornets certainly looked the part of a team on a mission Wednesday night as they fought back from an early fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Orlando 109-102 for their third straight victory. Charlotte also swept the four-game season series with the Magic.

"It just gives us a chance, it gives us a reason to keep fighting," said Charlotte guard Kemba Walker, who finished with 22 points and seven assists. "A lot of teams are not in the same position as us."...

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Hornets hand Hawks 4th straight loss, 105-90

March 21, 2017

The Hornets gets five players into double-figure scoring, including two from the bench, to race past the Hawks 105-90.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets second-year forward Frank Kaminsky said his biggest problem on the court has been letting go of the past.

"I'm always thinking through stuff, and it's hard to get over things," Kaminsky said. "When you miss four of five shots early in the season, it's hard. I was getting down on myself."

But not anymore....

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