EARLY BUZZ: b. The Hornets made long-range shooter Dell Curry their first player. Curry, who spent 10 season in Charlotte, remains the franchiese's alltime leader in games (701), points (9,839) and three-point field goals (929).
GOING ALL THE WAY: The only post-1980 expansion team to have reached the NBA Finals is the Magic, which won the Eastern Conference in '94 with Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway before being swept by the Rockets in the Finals.
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. c; 2; a; 3. d; 4. b;
CALL TO ORDER: a. Bulls (33-48 in 1966-67); d. Trail Blazers (19-53 in '70-71); b. Bucks (27-55 in '68-69); c. Jazz (23-59 in '74-75)