Hawks, Hornets and Mavericks play word game on Twitter to kill time until schedule release

Person, place or thing.

Hornets won the 3-game series.

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Just a friendly game of hangman over Twitter amongst three teams -- the Hawks, Hornets and Mavericks -- trying to lay waste to the hourglass until the NBA announces the 2014-2015 schedule at 6 p.m. ET. 

The Hornets won. Here's how it unfolded:

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