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Hornets’ LaMelo Ball joins select company in franchise and NBA history

By Richard Walker Charlotte Hornets rookie guard LaMelo Ball joined select company on Wednesday night – both in team franchise history and NBA history. The NBA announced that Ball was the runaway in media voting for the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year. Ball received 84 of of 99 […]

Hornets 2020-21 season wrapup – What’s next for team after season filled with improvement, injuries, highs and lows

By Richard Walker Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego knows there’s pain and disappointment over the way his team’s 2020-21 season ended. After all, after climbing as high as fourth place in the Eastern Conference in early April, Charlotte ended the regular season with a season-long five-game losing streak that dropped the team to 10th place. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s road playoff game vs. Indiana Pacers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 144-117 Hornets’ road loss to the Indiana Pacers that eliminated Charlotte from the NBA play-in tournament: … Perhaps veteran Hornets center Cody Zeller summed up the disappointment he and his Charlotte teammates felt after losing Tuesday in a game Indiana never trailed and led by as many […]

One and done? 10th-seeded Hornets need Tuesday victory to extend their postseason stay

By Richard Walker The good news for the Charlotte Hornets is that Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. Eastern Conference play-in game at Indiana Pacers is a new season. The bad news is the Hornets are the last team in the four-team Eastern Conference play-in tournament so they’ll have to win two games to advance into the 16-team […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s road game vs. Washington Wizards

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 115-110 Hornets’ road loss to the Washington Wizards that ended Charlotte’s regular season with a 33-39 record: … As painful losses go, this has to rank right at the top in franchise history. With back-to-back days having the chance to wrap up the No. 8 seed in […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 10 – Franchise snaps long postseason losing streak with 2016 postseason play

This is the 10th in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Saturday’s road game vs. New York Knicks

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Saturday’s 118-109 Hornets’ overtime road loss to the New York Knicks that dropped Charlotte to 33-38 overall: … It comes to Sunday’s regular season finale at Washington. Charlotte will again be in a situation where a win ensures the No. 8 playoff seed and a Tuesday play-in game […]

NBA play-in schedule announced: Hornets would play on Tuesday and possibly Thursday

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets will open their NBA play-in tournament on Tuesday, the league announced Friday evening. They hope they are playing at the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics. Charlotte (33-37) enters the weekend in eighth place. If the Hornets can keep the No. 8 seed they will have the chance to beat Boston and […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 9 – First-year head coach, offseason free agent acquisition lead to playoffs in 2014

This is the ninth in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Thursday’s home game vs. Los Angeles Clippers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Thursday’s 113-90 Hornets’ home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that dropped Charlotte to 33-37 overall: … The Hornets have lost three straight games yet remain in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Charlotte is tied with the Indiana Pacers but hold the series tie-breaker with a 2-1 […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 8 – Early season trade sparks expansion franchise into playoffs in 2010

This is the eighth in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s home game vs. Denver Nuggets

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 117-112 Hornets’ home loss to the Denver Nuggets that dropped Charlotte to 33-36 overall: … Despite the loss, Charlotte wrapped up a spot in next week’s NBA play-in tournament with the Chicago Bulls’ home loss to the Brooklyn Nets later in the evening. But there were no […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. New Orleans Pelicans

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 112-110 Hornets’ home loss to the New Orleans Pelicans that dropped Charlotte to 33-35 overall: … Statistical oddities abounded in the Hornets’ loss that defied the many trends of the season. Charlotte lost after leading entering the fourth quarter for only the second time this season and […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s home game vs. Orlando Magic

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 122-112 Hornets’ home win over the Orlando Magic that improved Charlotte to 33-34 overall: … After struggling in Thursday’s 120-99 home loss to the Chicago Bulls, rookie LaMelo Ball rebounded with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Hornets cut their magic number to clinch […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 7 – Lame duck Hornets again advance to conference semifinals in 2002

This is the seventh in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Thursday’s home game vs. Chicago Bulls

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Thursday’s 120-99 Hornets’ home loss to the Chicago Bulls that dropped Charlotte to 32-34 overall: … The Bulls may be 27-39 and likely out of postseason play but they have dominated the Hornets in all three matchups, leading wire-to-wire in two of their three wins and for all […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 6 – Headband fever sparks longest playoff run in season of off-court turmoil in 2001

This is the sixth in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s road game vs. Detroit Pistons

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 102-99 Hornets’ road win over the Detroit Pistons that improved Charlotte to 32-33 overall: … With the 21st starting lineup of the season and without five players who combined to play 268 games (170 starts), the Hornets got some unexpected contributions from Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. Miami Heat

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 121-111 Hornets’ home loss to the Miami Heat that dropped Charlotte to 31-33 overall: … With a chance to sweep Miami for the first time since the 2001-02 season, Charlotte didn’t match the Heat’s playoff-type intensity or physical play and were down 118-94 with 5:42 to play […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Saturday’s home game vs. Detroit Pistons

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Saturday’s 107-94 Hornets’ home win over the Detroit Pistons that improved Charlotte to 31-32 overall: … It didn’t take long for LaMelo Ball to make the kind impact he had made earlier this season for the Hornets as the rookie had seven points, five rebounds and five assists […]

Panthers set franchise record for trades, players selected in 2021 draft that covered several positions

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers set a franchise record for trades and tied a record for players selected in their 2021 NFL Draft. They also feel like they filled lots and lots of needs. After choosing cornerback Jaycee Horn out of South Carolina on Thursday and wide receiver Terrace Marshall of LSU, offensive tackle […]

Hornets LaMelo Ball, Malik Monk could return on Saturday against Detroit

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets are getting some reinforcements for their stretch run, including potential 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball. Ball has missed the last 21 games since breaking a bone in his right wrist on March 20. And reserve guard Malik Monk has missed the last 15 games since spraining […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 5 – Tragedy mars season, then Iverson too much to overcome in 2000 playoffs

This is the fifth in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Wednesday’s road game vs. Boston Celtics

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Wednesday’s 120-111 Hornets’ road loss to the Boston Celtics that dropped Charlotte to 30-32 overall: … A slow start doomed Charlotte as Boston roared ahead 39-19 after the first quarter and led for all but a few seconds of the game. Charlotte’s last rally cut the Celtics’ lead […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 4 – Hornets dispatch Hawks, hand “Last Dance” Bulls their first playoff loss in 1998

This is the fourth in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s home game vs. Milwaukee Bucks

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 114-104 Hornets’ home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that dropped Charlotte to 30-31 overall: … Charlotte had a chance to sweep the Bucks for the first time since the 2013-14 season but the Hornets fell behind by 19 in the third quarter and couldn’t complete a rally […]

A return to action for LaMelo Ball this week? Hornets coach awaits his chance to get “live practice” reps

By Richard Walker Could rookie guard LaMelo Ball (right wrist) and top reserve Malik Monk (right ankle) be close to a return from injury for the Charlotte Hornets? Coach James Borrego wasn’t giving any definitive answers but if you read between the lines of what he said after Monday’s practice session in which Ball and […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. Boston Celtics

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 125-104 Hornets’ home win over the Boston Celtics that improved Charlotte to 30-30 overall: … Coach James Borrego and players alike felt it was the best overall performance of the season by the Hornets, who finish with the seventh 60-game record of .500 or better in franchise […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s home game vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 108-102 Hornets’ home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers that improved Charlotte to 29-30 overall: … Losers of six of their last seven, Charlotte trailed 87-83 when coach James Borrego called a timeout with 6:53 to play. Was their panic? “I didn’t feel it slipping away at all,” […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 3 – Hard Ball runs into a motivated former Charlotte All-Star in 1997

This is the third in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Thursday’s road game at Chicago Bulls

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Thursday’s 108-91 Hornets’ road loss to the Chicago Bulls that dropped Charlotte to 28-30 overall: … A recent trend in Hornets’ losses has been slow starts; Charlotte has lost its last eight games when it trails after the first quarter – as it did in Thursday’s loss. Charlotte […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s road game at New York Knicks

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 109-97 Hornets’ road loss to the New York Knicks that dropped Charlotte to 28-29 overall: … The Hornets got off to a strong start, leading after each of the first two quarters before their offense ran dry in the second half. P.J. Washington had 21 of his […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995

This is the second in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993. Link: https://carolinassportshub.com/hornets-playoffs-part-1-the-hive-is-alive-as-the-hornets-win-their-first-postseason-series-in-1993/ Part 3 – Hard Ball runs into a motivated former Charlotte All-Star in […]

Hornets LaMelo Ball talks injury, rehabilitation, return

By Richard Walker Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball didn’t think he had broken his right wrist when he did on March 20. He also didn’t think his season was over when it was determined he had a broken wrist. Now that Ball has had his cast removed and he’s been cleared to resume some practice […]

Ball to return? He’s been cleared to resume some practice drills after positive four-week evaluation

By Richard Walker Could the Charlotte Hornets’ injury woes be changing for the better? Monday night, the team released a statement that injured guard LaMelo Ball underwent further evaluation on his right wrist, had his cast removed and Dr. Michelle Carlson of The Hospital for Special Surgery confirmed the wrist had healed. Carlson also cleared […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. Portland Trail Blazers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 109-101 Hornets’ home win over the Portland Trail Blazers that improved Charlotte to 28-28 overall: … The Hornets played without LaMelo Ball (broken right wrist), Malik Monk (right ankle), Gordon Hayward (right foot), Nate Darling (right ankle) and Devonte’ Graham (left quad contusion) but got P.J. Washington […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s road game vs. Brooklyn Nets

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 130-115 Hornets’ road loss to the Brooklyn Nets that dropped Charlotte to 27-28 overall: … As Charlotte’s injury list continued to grow, Hornets head coach James Borrego took a chance on unproven rookie Vernon Carey, Jr., his first career start. “I made the decision yesterday (Thursday) but […]

Hornets playoffs: Part 1 – The Hive Is Alive as the Hornets win their first postseason series in 1993

This is the first in a series on Charlotte’s previous NBA playoff seasons. Here’s a look at other stories in the 10-part series: Part 2 – Homecourt no advantage against Michael Jordan’s late-season return in 1995 Part 3 – Hard Ball runs into a motivated former Charlotte All-Star in 1997 Part 4 – Hornets dispatch […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Wednesday’s home game vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Wednesday’s 103-90 Hornets’ home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that dropped Charlotte to 27-27 overall: … Charlotte’s injuries and and losses keep piling up. Already without LaMelo Ball (broken right wrist), Malik Monk (right ankle), Gordon Hayward (right foot) and P.J. Washington (right ankle), the Hornets regained the […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s home game vs. Los Angeles Lakers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 101-93 Hornets’ home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that dropped Charlotte to 27-26 overall: … Charlotte’s day started ominously when two more key performers were declared out due to injury. P.J. Washington (right ankle) and Terry Rozier (left knee tendinitis) joined LaMelo Ball (broken right wrist), […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. Atlanta Hawks

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 105-101 Hornets’ home loss to the Atlanta Hawks that dropped Charlotte to 27-25 overall: … A sluggish Sunday afternoon slow start proved the Hornets undoing as Atlanta took a 33-20 lead after the first quarter that including a game-high 17-point advantage at 24-7 with 4:15 left in […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s road game vs. Milwaukee Bucks

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 127-119 Hornets’ road win over the Milwaukee Bucks that improved Charlotte to 27-24 overall: … Charlotte enters the finale of a six-game road trip seeking the franchise’s fourth four-win road trip. The Hornets did so by leading after each quarter and roaring to 100 points after three […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Wednesday’s road game vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Wednesday’s 113-102 Hornets’ road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder that improved Charlotte to 26-24 overall: … After suffering its largest defeat the season – 116-86 at Boston – on Sunday night, Hornets coach James Borrego vowed changes following Tuesday’s practice session and before Wednesday’s game. He made […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s road game vs. Boston Celtics

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 116-86 Hornets’ road loss to the Boston Celtics that dropped Charlotte to 25-24 overall: … Charlotte actually had a strong start, leading 16-7 and 18-9 in the middle of the first quarter and 26-25 after the first quarter. But once the Celtics took a 28-26 lead, the […]

Hornets injury update on Gordon Hayward

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets injury woes continued to grow on Saturday when the team announced forward Gordon Hayward’s right foot sprain will keep him out of action for at least one month. Hayward suffered the injury during the second quarter of Friday’s 114-97 win at the Indiana Pacers. According to the team, “the […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s road game vs. Indiana Pacers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 114-97 Hornets’ road win over the Indiana Pacers that improved Charlotte to 25-23 overall: … Playing a road back-to-back after losing by 22 points was tough enough for the Hornets. But doing so in a venue where Charlotte historically struggles without Gordon Hayward (right foot sprain) for […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Thursday’s road game vs. Brooklyn Nets

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Thursday’s 111-89 Hornets’ road loss to the Brooklyn Nets that dropped Charlotte to 24-23 overall: … With Brooklyn coming off a game the night before and All-Star James Harden out with a hamstring, it looked like an opportunity for the Hornets to make an impression on national TV. […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Tuesday’s road game vs. Washington Wizards

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Tuesday’s 114-104 Hornets’ road win over the Washington Wizards that improved Charlotte to 24-22 overall: … One day after Terry Rozier was named Eastern Conference player of the week, he started his resume’ for winning it again next week with a seven points in the final 3:43 after […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Sunday’s home game vs. Phoenix Suns

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Sunday’s 101-97 Hornets’ overtime home loss to the Phoenix Suns that dropped Charlotte to 23-22 overall: … A late rally forced overtime as Charlotte was pursuing he chance to get three games over .500 for the first time since the 2015-16 season. It also led coach James Borrego […]

From S.C. high schools to the NBA: The numbers have been growing in recent years

By Richard Walker After producing one player for the first 24 years of the NBA, South Carolina high schools have produced more and more talent for the world’s greatest basketball league, including some of the brightest stars in the game today. Little did Jim Neal knew what he was starting when the Wofford standout from […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Friday’s home game vs. Miami Heat

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Friday’s 110-105 Hornets’ home win over the Miami Heat that improved Charlotte to 23-21 overall: … Malik Monk plays like a bull seeing red this season when he plays against the Heat. After scoring a career-high 36 points in a 129-121 overtime win at Miami on Feb. 1, […]

Hornets GM: Ball could return but decision at least a month away

By Richard Walker Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday morning he hasn’t ruled out a return this season for talented injured rookie LaMelo Ball. “We have to wait,” Kupchak said in a zoom news conference discussing the team’s acquisition of veteran guard Brad Wanamaker. “He’s casted. We’ll wait until five weeks. And we’ll […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Wednesday’s road game vs. Houston Rockets

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Wednesday’s 122-97 Hornets’ road win over the Houston Rockets that improved Charlotte to 22-21 overall: … After a competitive first half, Charlotte outscored Houston 64-42 in the second half for their second 25-point win of the season over the Rockets. “We just knew we had to tighten up […]

Ball has surgical procedure: Will be evaluated again in four weeks

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday afternoon that rookie guard LaMelo Ball underwent “successful surgery to address a fracture in his right wrist.” The team said the procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. Michelle Carlson. Following surgery, Ball’s wrist will be immobilized and he […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Monday’s road game vs. San Antonio Spurs

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Monday’s 100-97 Hornets’ road win over the San Antonio Spurs that improved Charlotte to 21-21 overall: … Was it ‘Winning one for LaMelo?’ Could be based on the team’s play after dealing with the frustration that rookie guard LaMelo Ball could be out for the season with a […]

HIGH EMOTIONS: Charlotte Hornets coach says Ball’s injury will be a challenge for his team

By Richard Walker Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego admits the news about rookie guard LaMelo Ball’s broken wrist has hit him, his organization and his team hard. “Obviously, this is tough to swallow,” Borrego said following a shootaround practice to prepare for Monday night’s game at San Antonio. “It hit everybody hard. Everybody loves this […]

Season-ending injury? Reports says Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball is out for the rest of season with a broken wrist

By Richard Walker An awkward fall in Saturday’s 125-98 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers apparently will put an end to rookie LaMelo Ball’s season. Ball, a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, suffered a fractured bone in his right wrist. The injury was determined after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam on […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Saturday’s road game vs. Los Angeles Clippers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Saturday’s 125-98 Hornets’ road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that dropped Charlotte to 20-21 overall: … Charlotte began the current West Coast road trip with the healthiest roster its had this season and on a four-game winning streak that improved the Hornets to 20-18. Saturday’s loss was […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Thursday’s road game vs. Los Angeles Lakers

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Thursday’s 116-105 Hornets’ road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that dropped Charlotte to 20-20 overall: … Charlotte coach James Borrego was so disappointed with the team’s first half effort that he switched his starting lineup to start the second half and it prompted a rally that tied […]

Charlotte Hornets wrapup: Wednesday’s road game vs. Denver Nuggets

By Richard Walker Notes and observations from Wednesday’s 129-104 Hornets’ road loss to the Denver Nuggets that dropped Charlotte to 20-19 overall: … Charlotte entered with a four-game winning streak that had them in fifth place of the Eastern Conference. But after taking a 15-6 lead early in the fourth quarter, Denver (24-16) pretty much […]