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

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: