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2015-16 Schedule
27-26, 3rd in Southeast
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Hornets Daily Links: Friday

Top Headline: Surgery appears likely for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , but no decision has been made yet.

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Kidd-Gilchrist tears labrum in shoulder

Hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who has been limited to just seven games this season after surgery on his right shoulder, tore the labrum in the same shoulder in Wednesday's game. He was averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

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Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist again has torn labrum

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a torn labrum in his surgically repaired right shoulder and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, the Hornets announced.

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Kemba shines in Hornets' win (0:57)
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Win and a loss for Hornets

Charlotte cruised to a 117-95 win in Indiana, but lost forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a dislocated right shoulder -- the same shoulder he injured in the preseason that kept him out until Jan. 29.

Crazy eights pacing Hornets

Eight different Hornets players have scored at least 8 points -- led by Kemba Walker's 18 -- as they've opened up an 89-70 lead over the Pacers heading to the fourth quarter in Indiana. Follow live

Hornets swarm Pacers in first half

Charlotte didn't let the fact that this is a road game deter them from building a 60-43 lead. Kemba Walker is the only Hornet in double figures and he got his 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Stats

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Williams makes Lowe's unique squad

Hornets forward Marvin Williams is a starter on Zach Lowe's fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars. It's a roster created from players who have contributed in unexpected ways this season. Luke Walton All-Stars

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Hornets top shorthanded Bulls (1:09)
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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls

Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

Bulls down big at halftime

With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live

Hornets nearly double up Bulls

Eight different Hornets players scored in the first quarter, as they put up 38 points, taking an 18-point lead over the visiting Bulls after 1. Charlotte has won 3 of its past 4 games coming into tonight. Follow live

Hornets fly out to big lead

Charlotte has made 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, taking a 17-6 lead and forcing an early Bulls timeout. Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose (soreness). Follow live

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Clifford said that Thibodeau has made himself a better coach during his time off from basketball. "I think what he's done is exactly what I thought he would do is I think he used it to grow as a coach," Clifford said. "We talk regularly and when you talk to him -- he's an expert on this league. He's using this to study teams, study trends, study players. He's always been on top of it anyway, but a sabbatical, it's not like he's -- he's relaxing and doing different things like that, but he's studying. He'll be an even better coach when he comes back."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is one of Tom Thibodeau's closest friends and confidants. Clifford was asked before the game how much interest he thought Thibodeau would have in the New York Knicks job now that Derek Fisher has been fired. "I don't have any idea," Clifford said before Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls. "Obviously, he wants to coach again and that's a great job, he worked there and everything, but you'd have to ask him about that."

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Warriors-Rockets headline NBA's Chinese New Year push

James Harden, Steph Curry and Jeremy Lin are the NBA's faces for its initiative celebrating the Lunar New Year, which begins Monday. Jerseys, ads and galleries

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Hornets Daily Links: Monday

Top Headline: Frank Kaminsky making strides, impact during his rookie season.

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Hornets bounce back with win over Wizards (0:53)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.114th
Rebounds Per Game44.211th
Assists Per Game21.321st
Points Allowed100.911th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162726.509
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524
2012-132161.256
2011-12759.106

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