August 12, 1998 |
vs. Charlotte Sting 4:30 p.m., PDT Site--Charlotte Coliseum. Radio--KLAC (570 AM). Records--Sparks 10-16, Sting 17-10. Update--The Sparks conclude their longest trip of the summer today. Lugging a three-game losing streak, they play the Eastern Conference leader and near-certain playoff participant. Charlotte has lost six of its last nine but still has the WNBA's second-best record.
August 17, 1997 |
Andrea Stinson upstaged WNBA scoring leader Cynthia Cooper with 25 points and the Charlotte Sting (13-10) enhanced its bid to secure the league's fourth and final playoff spot with an 80-71 victory over the Houston Comets (16-8) in front of 18,937 at the Charlotte Coliseum, the largest crowd in the history of women's pro basketball. Houston's Sheryl Swoopes scored 20 points in the second half on nine-for-10 shooting.
April 11, 1996 |
So much for Southern hospitality. But then again, the guest was pretty rude. For three seasons, Alonzo Mourning had been revered in Charlotte, but on Wednesday night he stood in the way of the Hornets getting a little closer to the playoffs. Instead, at night's end, the Miami Heat was a little closer to Charlotte.
January 12, 1996 |
Detroit won at Charlotte for the first time in nearly four years Thursday night as Grant Hill scored 20 of his 21 points in the final 18 1/2 minutes to rally the Pistons to a 95-93 victory over the Hornets. Hill, who made his final nine field-goal attempts, added 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Pistons won at the Charlotte Coliseum for the first time in nine tries since Jan. 28, 1992. Allan Houston had 26 points for Detroit, which got its ninth victory in 12 games.
January 9, 1990 |
The honeymoon would appear to be over. They still sell out every game at the Charlotte Coliseum, where the Hornets drew the second-most fans in NBA history last season, and long ago proved that concerns of this being strictly college basketball country were unfounded. But in the second season, people now want wins, not just the novelty of the NBA in their city. In other words, the fans have gotten sophisticated.