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Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.
Make your picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and the league leaders in points, rebounds and assists.
Nic Batum's injury hurts Charlotte's projection, but the East drops off so quickly that the Hornets still look likely to make the postseason.
Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Charlotte Hornets, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
How much of an impact will Dwight Howard make? Despite this being his fourth stop in six seasons, the big man is still capable of producing a double-double on a nightly basis.
Los Hawks, el Heat y el Magic movieron sus cartas en pos de reforzarse, pero Washington y su poder ofensivo es el favorito a quedarse con la cima del sector.
Zeller is an eager-beaver, rough-housing screen-setter who fits well with Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum. So it feels kind of inevitable that he'll win his starting spot back from Howard.
Michael Jordan had some strong words about the NBA's superteam era. Is he right? Vote now!
The 2017-18 rookie class is filled with dynamic players with unique skill sets. Which of them are you most intrigued to watch this season? And who will win Rookie of the Year?
Hornets owner Michael Jordan thinks having one or two "superteams" is a detriment to the NBA because the other 28 teams "are going to be garbage."
In terms of the usual criteria required of an MVP, Walker might be able to make a better case for the award than a handful of stars, including Paul George and Kyrie Irving.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Kyrie Irving put up 16 points and 10 assists with some highlight-worthy sequences as the Boston Celtics wrapped up a 4-0 preseason with a 108-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics were plus-22 over 27 minutes with Irving and Al Horford (15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) on the floor. Boston shot 50.6 percent from the floor and 50 percent beyond the 3-point arc.
With Cody Zeller and now Dwight Howard, the Hornets will go big, zigging while the rest of the league zags by copying the Warriors.
Points Per Game90.023rd
Rebounds Per Game47.0Tied-9th
Assists Per Game16.022nd