The Hornets beat the Kings

You know, I'm kinda liking those red unis right now. They look good when the Hornets are beating the crap out of the Sacramento Kings, don't ya think?

The Hornets looked sweet on V Day

Final score last night was 110-93. Francisco Garcia might call that a derrota. Some real quick notes on the important stuff…

  • Linkage: box | recap | video
  • The Hornets blew it open with a 18-0 run spanning the middle quarters. The lead was as large as 28 midway through the fourth.
  • Twas a nice balanced effort. Six players scored in double figures, another three were close. Team shot a season-best 57.7% from the field and held their usual rebounding edge (45-33).
  • I was worried the redness might trigger a Tyson Chandler relapse — back to his Chicago days — but he delivered 10 points and 15 rebounds, despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. He's now second in the whole damn NBA in rebounds per game, averaging 12.1. Some dude named Garnett is first with 12.5rpg.
  • The Hornets now lead the season series with the Kings, 2-1. They play once more on April 16th in the wonderful Arco arena. That game could have some serious Playoff implications.
  • The Kings were not very very happy with the loss. Corliss Williamson postgame:

    "You definitely don't want to go into the break with a loss like this… the way we lost tonight, it's almost devastating."

  • Marc Jackson and a flu-less Cedric Simmons got some burn in this one. Both went scoreless in six minutes. Meanwhile, Brandon Bass has apparently been dumped on the inactive list.
  • Linton Johnson threw down a nasty jam in the fourth quarter off a dish from David West. You can see that and CP's halftime buzzer-beater in today's top ten. There might be eight other plays there, too.

The win, coupled with the Clippers loss to the Hawks, finally puts the Hornets even with the Clips in the latest standings. However, the Timberwolves beat the Nuggets last night, so they've sneaked into that eighth spot.

And that's how it will stay for the next few days as we head into the All-Star break. I'll probably post a couple things over the layoff, but for the most part I'll be taking a breather, too. Four hectic months of being a high-profile blogger by day and a kick-ass street vigilante by night has taken its toll. I'm sure you can relate.

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