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New Orleans Hornets
1:19 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Hornets Foundation Taking Shape at All-Star Break

Hornets rookie Austin Rivers says he isn't ready to give up on the playoffs quite yet, even though New Orleans is 19-34.

While Rivers' postseason talk sounds far-fetched, the source of his optimism is evident.

Once as bad as 5-22, the Hornets head into the All-Star break having won four of five and 14 of 26, including a 99-63 demolition of Portland on Wednesday night.

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New Orleans Hornets
9:16 am
Thu February 14, 2013

No Free Fries, But A Dominant Win As Hornets Stomp Trail Blazers, 99-63

The New Orleans Hornets put on an impressive performance Wednesday night, crushing the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 99-63.

New Orleans lead by as much as 39 late into the fourth quarter, and dominated in the paint, outscoring the Blazers down low by a 52-26 margin.

Star guard Eric Gordon was scratched from the starting lineup at the last minute due to a sprained hand, but New Orleans hardly needed him. Every Hornets player who dressed put up points tonight, including five players in the double-digits.

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NBA Players Union
9:09 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Hunter Unveils Reforms at NBA Players' Association

Executive director Billy Hunter has unveiled a series of reforms at the NBA players' association to improve areas that were criticized in a recent review of the union.

Hunter says the NBPA has adopted an anti-nepotism policy. He has fired his daughter, Robyn, and daughter-in-law Megan Inaba will leave her position following the All-Star game next month.

The new policies were first laid out in a letter to a players' committee last week, and were announced in a release from the union Wednesday.

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NBA Players Union
9:07 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Hunter Fires Family Members From NBA Players Union

Executive director Billy Hunter has fired his daughter and daughter-in-law from the NBA players' association, less than two weeks after a review criticized his hiring practices.

In a letter to the union's special committee of players, dated Jan. 23, Hunter informed them that Robyn Hunter was to be let go as of Jan. 25. Megan Inaba will stay on through the All-Star break to help coordinate activities in Houston before leaving her job on Feb. 17.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:50 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Lakers Edge Hornets Tuesday Night, 111-106

Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 111-106 Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in five weeks.

Earl Clark had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, whose 18-point lead with 5½ minutes to play dwindled to 102-101 with 2 minutes left before Clark and Steve Nash hit big shots to clinch Los Angeles' ninth straight win over New Orleans.

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Hornets
8:31 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Anderson Helps Hornets Top Grizzlies 91-83

Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 91-83 on Sunday.

Anderson was 7 of 13 from the field, all of his attempts coming from outside the arc. He capped a late New Orleans surge that put the game out of reach, snapping Memphis' two-game winning streak.

Fellow Hornets reserve Jason Smith was 5 of 7 from the field for 16 points, while Anthony Davis was the only New Orleans starter to finish in double figures with 10 points.

Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

New Orleans Hornets
11:27 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Hornets Overpowered at Home by Rockets, 100-82

The Hornets lost a sloppy one at home tonight against the visiting Houston Rockets, 100-82

It was the fourth time this season New Orleans had faced the Rockets, and Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams said before the game that New Orleans knew the team they were up against tonight. And Houston knew them.

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New Orleans Hornets
4:11 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Hornets Show Up Big in 114-105 Win Over Kings

The New Orleans Hornets racked up the franchise's most points in a single game this season on their way to a 114-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings Monday afternoon in the New Orleans Arena.

The Hornets blew the game open early, heading into the half up 64-39, and leading by 27 at one point in the third. The Kings staged a third quarter comeback, crawling back to within seven late in the fourth, but were unable to surmount the Hornets’ strong defensive effort.

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New Orleans Hornets
5:29 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Warriors Outshoot the Hornets, 116-112

The New Orleans Hornets and Golden State Warriors battled it out at the New Orleans Arena Saturday night in a game that featured nine ties and 18 lead changes, but the Hornets couldn’t stay with the Warriors in the final minutes, losing 116-112.

With only 22 seconds left to play, and trailing 112-110, the Hornets fouled former Hornet Jarrett Jack in a desperation move to get the ball back. Jack made just one of his two free-throws, leaving New Orleans trailing by three.

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New Orleans Hornets
1:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Vasquez, Gordon Lead Hornets Past 76ers

Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, Eric Gordon added 19 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Tuesday night.

Ryan Anderson had 14 points, Xavier Henry scored 11 and Anthony Davis 10 for the Hornets, who are still last in the Western Conference at 12-26 — including matching 6-13 records at home and on the road.

Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 29 points and 11 assists. Nick Young and Evan Turner added 14 points each while Thaddeus Young scored 12.

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