Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said Lance Stephenson still has a ways to go until he is a star.
Brian Roberts came off the Hornets' bench for a career-high 24 points in a loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, making 10-of-17 FGs with three 3-pointers, four rebounds and four assists in just 32 minutes of action.
Lance Stephenson rode the Hornets bench in the fourth quarter again on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in just 23 minutes.
Marvin Williams was scoreless in 11 minutes of action on Wednesday, starting at PF but finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.
Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston returned on Wednesday with three points, two rebounds and two turnovers in 21 minutes off the bench, but he sprained his thumb and left the arena with a brace.
Kemba Walker shook off a hard collision to finish Wednesday's home loss with 15 points (6-of-19 FGs), one 3-pointer, four rebounds, nine assists and one block.
Al Jefferson had 21 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. Portland on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to prevent Charlotte's seventh straight loss.
Kemba Walker went down on Wednesday after bruising his thigh and being elbowed in the face, but he is available to return.
P.J. Hairston (ankle) is active against the Blazers on Wednesday.
Marvin Williams should get plenty of minutes at small forward on Wednesday in order to match up with the Blazers.
Gary Neal's shoulder injury will keep him out of Wednesday's game against the Blazers.
P.J. Hairston is expected to play on Wednesday despite a sprained ankle.
Gary Neal (sprained left shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.
P.J. Hairston (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.