Charlotte Hornets come back from 17 down to beat Phoenix Suns on the road
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward made two free throws with 5.8 seconds left for a 124-121 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix’s Chris Paul was fouled by Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball with two seconds left, sending Paul to the foul line. Paul made the first to cut Charlotte’s lead to one, then intentionally missed the second free throw. The Suns got possession out of bounds with 1.2 seconds left under the basket. Phoenix’s Devin Booker’s 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short. The Hornets got 29 points off the bench from Malik Monk. Hayward and Ball finished with 20 each. Booker had 33 for ...
The Charlotte Observer
Danilo Gallinari breaks franchise record with 10 3′s as Hawks overwhelm Celtics
A franchise record 10 3′s by Danilo Gallinari and franchise record 23 3′s overall led the Hawks (14-18) to a 127-112 win vs. the Celtics (15-17) Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Next up, the Hawks will play in Oklahoma City Friday. Below are some takeaways from the win: 1. Entering the game, the Hawks were looking to rebound from some clunky, let-down performances after losing in demoralizing fashion to Cleveland Tuesday night and getting demolished in Boston on Friday. NBA players will tell you every win is important, but the Hawks certainly needed a boost before going into their final few game...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pistons run out of gas, can't stop Pelicans' Williamson in 128-118 loss in New Orleans
After a gutsy bounce-back performance against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, expecting the Pistons to still have some juice left on the second night of a back-to-back was a little wishful thinking. Actually, they did. But only for three quarters. The Pistons hung in for most of the game, but they fell short in the final period, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away for a 128-118 victory on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center. Without leading scorer Jerami Grant, who sat out to rest for the first time this season, the Pistons had to find other sources for offense, and they got it. J...
The Detroit News
Warriors overcome tough shooting night in 111-107 win over Pacers
With gauze protruding through his left nostril, Stephen Curry dribbled through his legs, behind his back, inside and out before finding just enough space to split three defenders and finish with a left-handed layup to tie the game midway through the third quarter. It took that kind of effort on nearly every possession for Curry and the Warriors in Wednesday evening’s 111-107 win over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Pacers’ defense blitzed and bumped Golden State’s shooters and barricaded the rim. At the end of the second quarter, Curry wiggled free for a driv...
The Mercury News
Sources: Kings waive forward Glenn Robinson III before contract guarantee date
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Glenn Robinson III had a feeling his days in Sacramento were numbered. The Kings made it official Wednesday, parting ways with the veteran small forward. The Kings waived Robinson ahead of the deadline for nonguaranteed contracts, sources told The Sacramento Bee, confirming a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The move saves the team a little over $1 million and creates an open roster spot as general manager Monte McNair considers trade possibilities leading up to the March 25 NBA trade deadline. Robinson thanked the Kings organization and his supporters on Twitter. “T...
The Sacramento Bee
Austin Rivers knows he could be traded after being cut from Knicks rotation
NEW YORK — Austin Rivers understands his time in New York could be over. With the Feb. 8 trade for Derrick Rose completely cutting Rivers out of the rotation, the backup guard said he’s heard rumors about his relocation. “There’s been stuff about me being moved to other places,” Rivers said. “With all this kind of up in the air right now, my thing is as long as I’m a Knick, just to be professional. “I don’t know what can happen today or tomorrow or next week or the week after that. Every day that I’m here I’m always going to be all in.” It was a much different vibe and outlook from Rivers earl...
New York Daily News
Bruce Brown’s rise with Nets is no surprise
Bruce Brown’s rise among the Nets ranks, much like the team’s rise to the top of the NBA’s power rankings, should come as no surprise. The only surprise is how long it took for Brown to get his flowers. Brown was the biggest steal of the Nets’ offseason. It was GM Sean Marks’ shrewdest move in packaging a depreciating asset in Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick for a legitimate starter and impact player. Brown is now playing starter minutes on a championship team while Musa is playing in the Turkish league. That’s the difference between an impact player and a developmental piece. And tha...
New York Daily News
Harden Helps Houston Residents Affected By Winter Storm Aftermath
James Harden may have left the Houston Rockets on bad terms, but that has not stopped his love for the city. The All-Star forced a trade from the Rockets after giving up on the team during the preseason. This led to the guard being traded in a blockbuster deal to the Brooklyn Nets. Despite having left the organization on bad terms, that did not mean he did not love Houston as a city. During the post-game conference following Brooklyn’s win over the Clippers on Sunday, the All-Star revealed that he is helping Houston with the ongoing situation. “I’m on phone calls literally every day, all day, ...
Minnesota Timberwolves Name Chris Finch New Head Coach
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new head coach – Chris Finch. The hiring comes immediately after Minnesota fired former head coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night. On Sunday, Minnesota fell to the New York Knicks. The loss to the Knicks made the Timberwolves fall to a league-worst 7-24 record this season. The loss was the last straw for Minnesota as the team immediately fired Saunders after the game. Saunders had been the coach for the team for the past two seasons. During his tenure, he compiled a 43-94 record. Following Saunders’s dismissal, the team made arrangements to make Finch their new...