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The Blazers beat the Hornets

Published: November 11, 2006

Whoops, the Hornets are on a losing streak.

It's a long season, so I'll do my best not to get hung up on one game like I've done in years past, but the Hornets' 92-91 loss at Portland last night was ridiculous. (box | recap | video | photos)

Byron Scott wonders what the hell happened.

The Blazers do of course appear to be a vastly improved team from a year ago, as their 4-2 record suggests. But when a team is without their second leading scorer and their head coach and you race out to a 27-point lead, you think maybe you'll pull out the win.

But no.

These last two games have opened some old wounds for the Hornets. Last season they often struggled defensively, collapsed in the third quarter and let opponents back in ballgames they had no business being back in. Have we really made progress, or were those first four games just a prick-tease?

Ok, I'm doing it again. It's just one game. It's just one game. It's just one game.

Plenty more reports and discussion on last night's debacle via the news page and those Blazer blogs I linked up yesterday.

Clippers tomorrow at 2:30pm CT. That was supposed to be the first true test for the Hornets. Things done changed.

(P.S. Happy 22nd, Hilton.)

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