The Charlotte Hornets recorded 31 assists in their 135-115 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Spectrum Center on Saturday. Hitting that magic number for assists each game emphasizes coach James Borrego’s philosophy of constant ball movement.
Former UNC star Justin Jackson, who won ACC Player of the Year and a national championship in 2017 during his final year of college, spoke to the Observer about growth in his second NBA season, a recent encounter with Steph Curry, and more.
The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Phoenix Suns 135-115 on Saturday night at Spectrum Center. Charlotte tied its season-high for points scored in the victory, and is now in the midst of just its second 3-game winning streak of the season.
Stephen Curry of the NBA Golden State Warriors who starred at Davidson College held an auction on eBay of the Moon Landing sneakers he created after joking that Apollo 11 astronauts didn’t land on the moon .
Charlotte Hornets rookie forward Miles Bridges scored 15 points in the team’s 114-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings, proving that his film study is helping him evolve beyond just the slam dunks he has become known for.
Forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Miles Bridges were the best of the second unit Thursday against Sacramento, but everything the bench does revolves around the point guard who started the vast majority of 17-plus NBA seasons.
The Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte will host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. Feb. 17. NBA All-Star Weekend includes many other events in the Queen City, lots of them open to fans of the sport.
Recently added at the Spectrum Center uptown is a small room for nursing mothers, the Hornets said in a statement this week. In addition, the Spectrum Center is now certified as a sensory inclusive venue.
In December 1991, Dennis Easterling climbed atop a LongHorn Steakhouse billboard on Independence Boulevard and vowed to stay until the Charlotte Hornets won two straight games. Easterling would stay on the billboard for 35 days.