• Kemba Walker, coming off consecutive 30-plus point games in wins at Orlando and Boston, appeared to be the Hornets’ only viable offensive option in the first half of Wednesday night’s game against New Orleans. By halftime, Walker had 14 of the Hornets’ 41 points, including six of Charlotte’s final seven.
• The Hornets honored former ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Stuart Scott with a video montage and a moment of silence before the game. The montage included photos of Scott with Hornets owner and fellow North Carolina alumnus Michael Jordan. Scott died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
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• As if there were any doubt, Hugo the Hornet made clear his allegiance in Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, waving a large Panthers flag between quarters.
• Reserve Brian Roberts’ offensive spark was most welcome by the Hornets in the first half, as they shot just 38.6 percent from the field. Roberts was 2-for-3, including one of the Hornets’ two 3-pointers in the half.