The Pacers beat the Hornets

Published: January 7, 2007

The Hornets fought hard and stayed close for most of last night's game against the Pacers, but just couldn't pull off the win as Indiana made all the key plays down the stretch. The final score was 100-93.

Throw it over your head, Mase. It might go in.

Some real quick notes…

  • Linkage: box | recap | video | photos
  • Desmond Mason had perhaps his best game of the season, throwing in 28 points (his most as a Hornet) on 11-of-15 shooting, despite suffering from fatigue and a groin injury. He made some impossible shots, including one from behind the backboard (video here). Those are the same shots he usually misses and we curse him for, but all is right in the world when he's dropping them.
  • The Pacers got big performances from Al Harrinton and Stephen Jackson, who each scored 27. Jermaine O'Neal had 22 and 7 boards.
  • Bobby Jackson sat this one out, still feeling that rib injury. More on that here.
  • Tyson Chandler scored in double figures for just the sixth time this season, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Byron Scott juggled his lineup a bit, starting Devin Brown at the point instead of Jannero Pargo, and giving Linton Johnson his first significant PT in a while. Armstrong, Bass and Vinicius were all DNPs.
  • Cornrows wrap this one from the other side.

The Hornets have now lost four straight, and 18 of their last 22. The season has gotten so rotten that Benjamin Hochman of the T-P is talking about the draft already. Slow your roll there, Ben.

The Hornets will wrap up their current homestand against the Clippers tomorrow. Check back here later today for something a little different. Here's a clue.

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