Tony Parker challenged his Charlotte Hornets teammates to up their defense.

Tony Parker used an emotional victory in San Antonio to prod teammates to provide more consistent energy and defense.
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Tony Parker used an emotional victory in San Antonio to prod teammates to provide more consistent energy and defense.

Rick Bonnell is a sportswriter/columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He has been in Charlotte since 1988, when the NBA arrived, and has covered the Hornets continuously. A former president of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, Bonnell also writes occasionally on the NFL and college sports.

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