Hornets 25, Raptors 26: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Charlotte Hornets (11-30) play against the Toronto Raptors (23-23) at Scotiabank Arena

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Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Tuesday January 10, 2023

Charlotte Hornets 25, Toronto Raptors 26 (Q1 04:38)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Hornets came in as the NBA’s second-worst shooting team. So, naturally, they’ve hit 10 of their first 11 shots and have 25 points in 6 minutes. Yikes, Raptors defence. – 7:52 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Defensive stopper Christian Koloko being called in with the score 25-24 through 6 minutes. – 7:52 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
First player off the bench tonight: Dennis Smith Jr. – 7:52 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
here come koloko and juancho – 7:51 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
@LaMelo Ball | @drpepper PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raps have held the Hornets to 7-of-8 shooting so far. Toronto is 6-of-10. Combined the two worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA are connecting on 7-of-9 threes. Game is tied 17-17 after 4:32 of 1Q. – 7:49 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I’m thinking the Hornets making seven of the first eight shots would cause some Raptors consternation
But Toronto’s knocking down 3s like the Pretend Raptors and it’s 17-17 at first timeout – 7:48 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors-Hornets Tuesday night shootout we all saw coming. – 7:47 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
dunk, layup, dunk for charlotte’s opening three buckets – 7:43 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Fred Van Vleet and OG Anunoby totally blow a switch, then there’s no help at the rim as LaMelo Ball rolls in for a dunk. Those are 2 veteran guys who have played together for 6 years. Raps have way too many breakdowns like that this year. – 7:43 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
PJ Washington has met the 41-game starter criteria.
His Qualifying Offer in the offseason is now locked in at $8,486,620.
The Charlotte forward is the first player of the 2019 Draft class (first-round picks who did not sign an extension) to reach the criteria. – 7:42 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Coming 🔜 Your Hornets take on the Raptors!
📍 – Toronto, ON
🆚 – @Toronto Raptors
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 92.7 FM PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @LGCanada starting lineup PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Same old, same old for the Raptors, models of roster consistency that they are
VanVleet, Trent, Anunoby, Siakam and Barnes start against the Hornets – 7:09 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Your daily reminder to VOTE PASCAL FOR ALL-STAR 🗣
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Michael Grange @michaelgrange
The Raptors are accepting applications for the Wayne and Theresa Embry Fellowship. fellowship.raptors.com7:07 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The usuals start for the Raptors. Ball, Rozier, McDaniels, Washington and Plumlee for Charlotte. – 6:55 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
First five guys. ✔
Presented by @CrumblCookies PM

Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets at TOR 1/10:
Gordon Hayward (L Hamstring Soreness) has been downgraded to out. – 6:35 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Gordon Hayward (L Hamstring Soreness) is out.
Kelly Oubre Jr. (L Hand Surgery) is out.
Presented by @NovantHealth PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
1% Better Every Single Day! PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Nick Nurse says Otto Porter saw multiple specialists before he and the team landed on surgery as the best long-term option. – 5:48 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Former Bull Otto Porter Jr. out for the season ( Raptors) with left foot surgery. Wishing him the best. – 5:40 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Trying to run through the Toronto Raptors’ decision-making at the deadline, and explaining why this is such a critical month for the franchise’s future team-building with @Danny Leroux . PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Raptors Otto Porter out for season following surgery on left foot…5:01 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
RJ Barrett has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Pacers. Knicks need to get better at MSG. They’re one of only six NBA teams with a losing record at home, joining bottom dwellers Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando. – 4:31 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
A quick one on the end of Otto Porter Jr.’s season that barely ever began:…3:52 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Tough news for Porter (and the Raptors)…
If healthy…I truly believe Otto would’ve been a key piece for Toronto this season — a veteran 3pt shooter, who can defend…fresh off a championship with Golden State PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: @Tim Bontemps on the KD injury and his piece on Toronto’s coming dilemma. Then @Dave McMenamin on the Lakers trade options, his sit-down with LeBron, and LeBron approaching the all-time scoring record:
Spotify: PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Toronto has until January 15 to apply for a Disabled Player Exception for Otto Porter Jr.
The exception would be worth $3M (50% of his current salary).
The approval process will focus on if the season ending left foot surgery would sideline Porter Jr. until mid-June. – 3:22 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
As you’ve seen, Otto Porter Jr. is done after season-ending surgery on his foot. – 3:05 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Otto Porter Jr. has a player option for $6.3 million next summer. He can still be traded this year should Toronto need his contract in a bigger deal – 3:01 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Tonight’s game against the #76ers marks the start of the 10th set of back-to-back games for the #Pistons, which concludes tomorrow against Minnesota.
They have 3 back-to-backs left: Charlotte/Phoenix on Feb. 3/4; Indiana/Washington on March 13/14; & Miami/Brooklyn on April 4/5. – 2:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
It’s season-ending foot surgery for Otto Porter Jr the Raptors announced – 2:57 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Raptors announce Otto Porter has had season-ending surgery on his foot. Porter, Toronto’s tax MLE signing this offseason, played in eight games this season. – 2:57 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Raptors announce Otto Porter has had season-ending surgery on his foot. Porter, Toronto’s tax MLE signing this offseason, played in eight games this session. – 2:56 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raptors announce Otto Porter Jr. has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a dislocation of his second toe on his right foot. Raptors highest-profile off-season acquisition played eight games this year. – 2:56 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors say Otto Porter is done for the season. Woof. “This was a tough decision for Otto, he had hoped to avoid surgery, but ultimately a decision had to be made to ensure his long-term health.” Raptors General Manager Bobby Webster said “We look forward to his healthy recovery” – 2:51 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Otto Porter Jr. Is out for the year having undergone season-ending foot surgery – 2:51 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Otto Porter Jr. has undergone season-ending surgery on his left foot. – 2:48 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Otto Porter Jr. has undergone season-ending surgery on his left foot. – 2:48 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Raptors say Otto Porter, Jr. has undergone season-ending surgery on his left foot. PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Raptors say Otto Porter Jr. has undergone season-ending surgery on his left foot. – 2:48 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Hornets coach Steve Clifford before last game “For me, this is the best I’ve seen (Myles) Turner play…”
… then Turner was strong at both ends.
The difference in the game: Pacers winning final minute.
A look back:…1:51 PM


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