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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
13-11 4-6 L1
11-13 4-6 L1
11-13 3-7 L3
7-17 4-6 L2
5-20 1-9 L9

Top Hornets News

  • Hornets' Mark Williams: Still out

    Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Nets.

    Williams will miss a third consecutive contest due to an ankle sprain. He's not part of the rotation, so his absence won't impact Charlotte's rotation.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Still out Wednesday

    Ball (ankle) remains out for Wednesday's game versus the Nets.

    Ball doesn't have a clear timetable for his return to the floor, and there haven't been any indicators of his progress of late. With Dennis Smith (ankle) also out again, Terry Rozier and Theo Maledon should handle most of the point guard duties.

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  • Hornets' Dennis Smith: Out again Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Nets.

    Smith is slated to miss a sixth straight game due to a left ankle sprain. LaMelo Ball (ankle) also remains out, so Terry Rozier, Bryce McGowens and Theo Maledon figures to lead Charlotte's backcourt once again.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Double-double off bench

    Richards accumulated 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 20 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The third-year center recorded his sixth double-double of the season, four of which have come in the last eight games. Richards is averaging 9.8 points, 8.9 boards and 0.8 blocks in 20 minutes a night over that stretch as he emerges as a solid second-unit player.

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  • Hornets' Terry Rozier: Strong showing in Monday's loss

    Rozier had 22 points (8-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The 28-year-old guard scored at least 22 points for a fifth straight game, although he sat out one game during that stretch due to illness. Rozier has taken full advantage of the fact LaMelo Ball has missed most of the season due to an ankle injury, and he's on pace to set new career highs in scoring (21.3 points per game), assists (5.8 per game) and rebounds (4.8 per game).

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Bounces back Monday

    Washington recorded 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The fourth-year forward stumbled to zero points in 33 minutes on 0-for-13 shooting against the Bucks on Saturday, but Washington shook off that awful performance and scored 20-plus for the fourth time in the last nine games. Over that stretch, he's averaging 18.1 points, 5.0 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.7 threes and 1.0 steals as he takes on a bigger role for a Hornets squad that's seen little of LaMelo Ball (ankle) or Gordon Hayward (shoulder) this season.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Pops for 28 in Monday's loss

    Oubre finished Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers with 28 points (10-23 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds and two assists over 40 minutes.

    The 26-year-old continues to shine for the undermanned Hornets, leading the team in scoring on the night as he delivered his fifth straight performance with 20 or more points and 10th in the last 14 games. Oubre is on pace for the best season of his career, and through 24 games, he's averaging better than 20 points a night, which would top the 18.7 points he averaged in 2019-20 for the Suns.

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  • Hornets' Mark Williams: Out Monday

    Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Williams will be unavailable for a second straight contest due to an ankle sprain. He's spent much of the campaign with the Greensboro Swarm in the G League and has appeared in only three games for the Hornets.

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  • Hornets' Dennis Smith: Remains out Monday

    Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Smith will be sidelined by a left ankle sprain for a fifth straight game. LaMelo Ball (ankle) also remains out, so Terry Rozier, Bryce McGowens and Theo Maledon should continue to be relied upon in Charlotte's backcourt.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Out again Monday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    It will be the eighth straight absence for Ball due to a sprained left ankle. The 21-year-old has played in only three games all season and remains without an official timeline for his return. Dennis Smith (ankle) is also out, leaving Terry Rozier and Theo Maledon to handle point duties.

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  • Hornets' JT Thor: Back to G League

    Charlotte assigned Thor to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Sunday.

    Thor didn't appear in Saturday's matchup against the Bucks and will head back to the G League after just one day with the NBA squad. He figures to get extended run during his stint with the Swarm.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Fourth straight 20-point game

    Oubre notched 20 points (4-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 11-12 FT), two rebounds and two steals across 39 minutes during Saturday's 105-96 loss to the Bucks.

    Oubre had a first half to forget, going 1-of-7 from the field for five points as the Hornets struggled to keep pace with Milwaukee. He made only three of seven shot attempts in the second half but went 9-of-10 from the free-throw line to finish third on the team in scoring with 20 points. Oubre made a season-high 11 free throws in the contest and has now scored at least 20 points in four straight.

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  • Hornets' Jalen McDaniels: Another solid night from field

    McDaniels racked up 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal over 33 minutes during Saturday's 105-96 loss to the Bucks.

    After going just 3-of-9 from the field for eight points in the first half, McDaniels poured in another 13 on 5-of-6 shooting over the final two quarters to give him just his second 20-point game of the season. The Hornets forward hit two of the team's five three-pointers on the night and is 7-of-15 from beyond the arc over his last three contests. He's also grabbed at least five rebounds in three of his last four.

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  • Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Grabs game-high 11 boards

    Plumlee supplied 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals over 30 minutes during Saturday's 105-96 loss to the Bucks.

    Plumlee's best production came in the second quarter where he collected five points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field, along with four rebounds and two steals. He added just four points in the second half but did collect another seven boards to give him a game-high 11 on the night as the Hornets fell to Milwaukee. Plumlee has now recorded a double-double in back-to-back games and has nine of them on the season. He also grabbed multiple steals Saturday for just the third time during the 2022-2023 campaign.

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  • Hornets' Terry Rozier: Fourth straight 20-point game

    Rozier ended Saturday's 105-96 loss to the Bucks with 26 points (10-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and four assists over 36 minutes.

    Rozier had a solid night shooting the ball, going 4-of-8 from the field for 13 points in the first half before adding another 13 in the second half, nine of which came in the fourth quarter. He was just 1-of-7 from three on the night but did hit all five of his free-throw attempts after going 7-of-7 from the foul line in the Hornets' previous game. The point guard has now hit the 20-point mark in four straight contests and is shooting 43.3 percent from the field over that stretch. Rozier figures to continue operating as a go-to playmaker for Charlotte as long as LaMelo Ball (ankle) remains sidelined.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Effective in limited action

    Richards chipped in 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 FT) and nine rebounds across 13 minutes during Friday's 117-116 victory over Washington.

    Richards continues to be a strong per-minute producer. It's challenging to roster him through the ups and downs in standard leagues, but those in deep formats can probably stream him effectively during four-game weeks. Over the past 10 games, he's averaging 9.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 19.1 minutes.

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2021 Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 115.3
(4th)
114.9
(25th)

Injuries

Player Injury
L. Ball PG LaMelo Ball PG Ankle
G. Hayward SF Gordon Hayward SF Shoulder
D. Smith Jr. PG Dennis Smith Jr. PG Ankle
M. Williams C Mark Williams C Ankle
C. Martin SG Cody Martin SG Knee

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