Looking to maintain their hold on the No. 8 seed, the Hornets (33-37) need one win from their weekend doubleheader that begins on Saturday afternoon against the Knicks (39-31).
Even if they land in the play-in tournament, you know Lakers fans are going to eat this news up.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Mike Breen remembers the way he was taught the game of basketball, and quickly learned that it is best when the five players on the floor work as one. Breen - the longtime voice of the New York Knicks as well as the NBA on ESPN and ABC - was one of the honorees Friday night by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the Curt Gowdy Media Award winners that pay tribute to the game's best storytellers in various mediums. ''That team aspect has been the story of my life,'' Breen said.