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Burglars Hold NBA Player's Wife at Gunpoint: Cops

Stephen Jackson of Charlotte was out of town

(Newser) - Three armed intruders who robbed the house of a Charlotte Bobcats guard while he was away at a basketball camp broke in and held his wife at gunpoint, the Charlotte Observer reports. Stephen Jackson's wife, Renata, was then locked in a bathroom, and the men proceeded to steal valuables. Charlotte-Mecklenburg... More »

Michael Jordan Buys NBA's Charlotte Bobcats

He takes controlling interest of the team

(Newser) - Michael Jordan redefined basketball as a player, and now he'll get his chance as an owner. Jordan has bought the controlling interest of the Charlotte Bobcats from current owner Bob Johnson. It's not a huge surprise: Jordan has been part-owner since 2006 and has been running the franchise's basketball operations.... More »

Nets End Record 18-Game Skid

Beat Bobcats to exit worst season start in NBA history

(Newser) - The New Jersey Nets ended the worst start in NBA history—18 losses—by beating the Charlotte Bobcats 97-91 last night. Brook Lopez had 31 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Lee scored a career-high 27 points in his return to the starting lineup for the Nets in their first... More »

At 0-18, Nets Set Futility Mark

But take heart, fans: NJ not yet threatening all-time skid of 24

(Newser) - The New Jersey Nets were pounded into NBA infamy tonight, falling 117-101 to the Dallas Mavericks for their 18th consecutive loss to start the season. The Nets passed the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1999 Los Angeles Clippers, who both dropped their first 17 games. New Jersey's next chance to end... More »

Person Familiar with Decision Says Brown to Coach Bobcats

Hall of Famer returns to helm ninth NBA team

(Newser) - Well-traveled Larry Brown has reached an agreement to return to the NBA as coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said Brown was expected to... More »

Bobcats Down 76ers 115-109

Philly heads into playoffs on 4-game skid

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 29 points and the Charlotte Bobcats recovered from blowing a big lead to beat Philadelphia 115-109 on Wednesday night, sending the 76ers to the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. With Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks playing his starters limited minutes, the Bobcats still blew a 23-point lead... More »

Jefferson Scores 28 to Lead Nets Over Bobcats

New Jersey finishes year with 7th straight winning home record

(Newser) - Richard Jefferson scored 28 points and hit a go-ahead jumper as the New Jersey Nets rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 112-108 in overtime Tuesday night. Vince Carter added 18 points, Devin Harris had 17 and eight assists and the Nets limited the Bobcats to... More »

Knicks Top Bobcats to Win 3rd Straight

With a week left in the season Zeke says New York is finally a 'team'

(Newser) - Too late to save their season, and probably too late to save Isiah Thomas' job, the New York Knicks are playing their best basketball. Fred Jones made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:47 left and scored 15 points, and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 109-107 on Wednesday night to... More »

Bobcats Escape Vs. Jefferson, T-Wolves

Charlotte completes season sweep, 121-119, despite Jefferson's 40-10

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 36 points and the Charlotte Bobcats avoided a collapse against one of the league's worst teams to hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-119 on Tuesday. The Bobcats coughed up an 18-point, first-half lead and gave the lowly Timberwolves a chance to tie the game. More »

Celtics Top Bobcats Without Big Three

Stars don't play, but Powe helps Boston clinch home-court

(Newser) - Even without the Big Three, the Boston Celtics had enough firepower to make history. Leon Powe had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading a makeshift lineup of Celtics who were never threatened in a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats last night that not only clinched home-court advantage throughout the... More »

Lowly Bobcats Surprise Raptors

Richardson, Boykins key Charlotte's victory over playoff-bound Toronto

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 27 points and Earl Boykins converted a three-point play after stealing the ball from T.J. Ford in the final minute of the Charlotte Bobcats' 105-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Chris Bosh had 23 points for the Raptors, who could have clinched a... More »

Bucks' Buzzer Beater Ruins Arenas' Return

Cavs win, best in west tops least in east as Hornets beat Heat

(Newser) - Agent Zero’s return to the Wizards’ lineup after missing 66 games was spoiled by Ramon Sessions, who hit a buzzer-beater to give the Bucks a 110-109 victory. Milwaukee never led by more than a point but executed a perfect inbounds play with 1.1 seconds to give them the... More »

Bosh, Raptors Outmuscle Bobcats 104-100

In race for playoff spot, Hawks, Pacers rout Grizzlies, Heat

(Newser) - In a rollercoaster of a contest, the Raptors took control of the East's coveted sixth seed, defeating the Bobcats, 104-100. Chris Bosh's 32 points led all scorers. Toronto capitalized on 17 straight baskets in the first quarter, then went cold, trailing at halftime, 63-58. T.J. Ford put the game... More »

Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch

Iguodala leads 76ers win, Bobcats end five-game skid

(Newser) - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Mike Bibby had 20 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 last night, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic had a chance to catch the Hawks late when Bibby missed a shot with the Hawks up 93-90. Atlanta fought for the offensive... More »

Wizards Conjure Up 87-86 Victory over Magic

Heat score only 54 in loss to Raptors, Pacers tame Bobcats 102-95

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 39 points but it wasn’t enough as the Orlando Magic fell to the Washington Wizards 87-86. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy was not pleased with his team’s play. “Other than [Turkoglu] and [Keith Bogans], it was a miserable, miserable miserable offensive night,... More »

Miller, Grizz Best Bobcats, Snap 4-Game Skid

Charlotte's shooting woes send them to fourth straight loss

(Newser) - The moribund Memphis Grizzlies defeated the hapless Charlotte Bobcats 98-80 to snap their four-game losing streak. Mike Miller paced Memphis with his 18 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Juan Carlos Navarro scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The Bobcats shot 41 percent from the floor en route to their... More »

Hawks Top Knicks, Inch Toward Playoffs

Cavaliers tame Bobcats, Mavericks all over Heat

(Newser) - Joe Johnson got by with a little help from his teammates today, as the Hawks beat the Knicks 109-98. While he scored 28 points and added 11 assists, Marvin Williams also stepped up his game and contributed 25 points, while Josh Childress added another 22, with nine rebounds, as Atlanta... More »

Rockets Rally for Number 21

McGrady, Houston overcome early cold spell

(Newser) - Maybe Houston got caught looking ahead to its Western Conference showdown this Sunday with the Lakers. Fortunately for them, it didn't last, as the Rockets got back to the game at hand and eventually defeated Charlotte for their 21st consecutive victory, and the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Tracy... More »

Howard, Dirk Cruise Past Bobcats

Warriors close out East schedule; Nuggets master Grizzlies

(Newser) - Josh Howard returned to form, sparking the Mavericks with a 20-point first half. He ended with 24 and Dirk Nowitzki added 26 in Dallas' 118-93 rout of Charlotte, reports the Dallas Morning News. Howard's defense also stymied Bobcats wing Jason Richardson, who shot 4 of 16. Gerald Wallace had 14... More »

Davis, Warriors Work Magic on Orlando

Richardson leads red-hot Bobcats, Hawks take 2 from Heat

(Newser) - Baron Davis scored 33 points and Stephen Jackson scored 14 points during a third-quarter run to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 104-95 win over the Orlando Magic last night, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Dwight Howard had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Magic. Orlando had... More »

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