Jeremy Brevard, USA Today Sports

Hornets still searching for first win of season after last second loss to Atlanta

Charlotte has lost nine straight games dating back to last season after falling to the Hawks on Sunday

The Charlotte Hornets (0-3) dropped its second consecutive game to the Atlanta Hawks (2-1) on Sunday afternoon at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte's loss snapped a four-game win streak in home opening games.

For the second consecutive game, Kemba Walker had the opportunity to tie the game against the Hawks in the waning seconds. But alas, the same result occurred on Sunday—a last second miss at the buzzer.

Four Charlotte starters scored in double figures: Walker (17 points), Nicolas Batum (16 points), Marvin Williams (15 points) and Al Jefferson (10 points). Batum and Williams combined for nine of the team's 14 made three-point baskets, and efferson garnered his second double-double in as many games.

P.J. Hairston, who started at small forward for the third-consecutive game, tallied a season high with seven points. Third-year forward Cody Zeller was a -15 against the Hawks, totaling a -42 in his last two games against the Hawks.


Charlotte Hornets Stats

 Player POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- REB AST PF ST TO PTS
P. Hairston F 23:12 2-6 0-4 3-3 +4 4 1 1 0 2 7
M. Williams F 32:58 5-10 5-8 0-0 +4 5 1 0 0 2 15
A. Jefferson C 29:24 5-12 0-0 0-0 +2 10 2 1 0 0 10
N. Batum G 36:15 5-14 4-9 2-2 +3 5 8 2 2 2 16
K. Walker G 31:16 4-9 2-3 7-8 -1 6 6 3 2 2 17
C. Zeller  F 22:49 3-6 0-0 0-0 -15 5 1 0 1 1 6
S. Hawes  F 18:24 1-8 0-2 0-0 -2 4 2 4 1 1 2
J. Lin 21:28 2-9 1-6 2-2 -2 2 4 2 1 1 7
J. Lamb  G 18:16 4-11 1-4 0-0 -5 4 2 1 0 0 9
F. Kaminsky  F 05:59 1-1 1-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3

TOTALS 240 32-86 14-37 14-15 45 27 14 7 11


Kent Bazemore lead the way for Atlanta, tallying a game-high 20 points. Al Horford added a double-double for the Hawks with 16 points and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. 

Kyle Korver returned to the starting lineup for the Hawks and recorded 6 points on 3-of-9 shooting in 31 minutes.

Atlanta Hawks Stats

Player  POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- REB AST PF ST TO PTS
K. Bazemore F 28:13 6-12 2-5 6-6 -6 4 1 1 3 0 20
P. Millsasp F 34:56 7-13 2-5 0-0 -5 6 6 3 0 0 16
A. Horford C 34:55 7-14 0-5 2-2 -1 12 1 1 0 3 16
K. Korver G 31:18 3-9 0-4 0-0 -2 2 2 3 0 1 6
J. Teague G 32:11 6-16 2-4 4-4 -3 6 4 2 1 1 18
T. Splitter     F 17:30 3-4 0-0 1-2 +11 7 1 2 2 1 7
L. Patterson     G 09:06 0-3 0-1 0-0 +3 1 2 0 0 1 0
D. Schroder     G 21:11 3-9 0-2 0-0 +8 3 3 2 1 1 6
T. Sefolosha     G 17:36 2-5 1-1 0-0 0 4 0 1 2 3 5
M. Scott     F 13:04 0-3 0-2 0-0 +5 3 2 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 240 37-88 7-29 13-14 48 22 16 9 11

Hornets Quick Facts
- After outscoring Atlanta 37-24 in the third quarter, Charlotte was held to 4-of-24 shooting in the fourth quarter.
- Cody Zeller is a -49 through three games this season.
- P.J. Hairston set season-highs in points (7) and minutes (23:12).
- Al Jefferson recorded his second consecutive double-double against the Hawks (10 points, 11 rebounds).
- Nicolas Batum scored 17 points and hit four three-point baskets, both new season highs for the first-year Hornet.
- Charlotte has lost nine-straight games dating back to last season


Postgame Interviews

Head Coach Steve Clifford (Source: Hornets.com)
Jeremy Lin (Source: Hornets.com)
Jeremy Lamb (Source: Hornets.com)

Game Book: Hornets vs. Hawks