Charlotte Hornets are cursed by awful starts, and they’re at a loss for answers why

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The Charlotte Observer

They couldn’t blame their sluggishness on travel issues, given they arrived nearly some 16 hours prior to the opening toss, and didn’t deal with some of the troubles many others experienced courtesy of a snowstorm gripping the nation’s capital. Yet once again, a molasses-like start that was masked by a double-digit second-half edge significantly contributed to the Charlotte Hornets’ 124-121 loss to Washington on Monday night. Numbed by a frustrating tendency that has them playing as if they are hitting the snooze button at tipoff time, they were powerless to explain the unpleasant nature of th…

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