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Hornets Win Tanking Skirmish by Losing to Blazers, 86-89

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It’s probably confirmation bias, but it was hard to shake the feeling that neither the Portland Trail Blazers nor the Charlotte Hornets were particularly interested in winning this game. The more logical explanation? Both teams — bad to begin with — were missing multiple key players, forced to play waiver wire pickups and G-Leaguers to fill out the roster. But as long jumper after long jumper careened off and with the scoreboard stuck firmly in the 70s deep into the fourth quarter, you were reminded that this was, in whatever way you describe it, a showdown between two tanking teams.