Basketball

The Charlotte Hornets dropped to 0-3 head-to-head this season against the New York Knicks, losing their final game in East Group B of the NBA In-Season Tournament, 115-91, on Tuesday night.

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball couldn’t put any weight on his right ankle as he left the Hornets 130-117 loss to the Orlando Magic late in the second quarter.

Miles Bridges hit a three-pointer with 6.6 seconds to go in overtime and Jayson Tatum missed a game-tying free throw to give the Charlotte Hornets an end to their four-game losing skid, 121-118, on Tuesday night.

The Charlotte Hornets dropped their fourth game in a row, and second in this stretch to the New York Knicks, 122-108 at Spectrum Center.

LaMelo Ball came within one point of his career high with 37 points, as the Milwaukee Bucks overcame an off night for Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat the Hornets,130-99.

Football season is in full swing, with the end of the college football regular season next weekend, and the NFL is hitting its stride with the second half of the season officially underway. Even so, in this state, once the calendar turns to November, college basketball moves to the forefront, with national brands Duke and North Carolina, poised to compete at a high level this season. 

The Charlotte Hornets, down six of their top nine rotation players Tuesday, couldn’t overcome their deficiencies in a 111-105 loss to the Miami Heat.

LaMelo Ball’s 33 points were not enough to overcome the Washington Wizards, who defeated the Charlotte Hornets 132-116 on Wednesday night.

The NBA season is off and running, and the Hornets have already completed their first home stand, along with their first road trip. Charlotte finds themselves at 2-4, going 1-2 at home, and on the road. The first road trip had the opportunity to be 0-3, after dropping the first game in Houston. But after eeking out a win at Indiana, a 2-1 trip was on the table, before a disappointing second half against the Mavs, gave the Hornets an eventual 1-2 trip. 

Despite leading by as many as 15, the Charlotte Hornets couldn’t prevent a comeback effort from the Dallas Mavericks, who outlasted the visitors 124-118 in Texas Sunday.