Half-assed Preview: T-Wolves @ Hornets

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Published: December 22, 2007

The Minnesota Timberwolves roll into New Orleans today with their league-worst 4-21 record. Our 16-10 Hornets will be waiting, as they try to build on their demolition of the Sonics in Seattle on Wednesday.

Today's game really should be another easy one for the Hornets, but then the T-Wolves have already beaten us up in New Orleans once this season; 103-94, back on November 26th. That game saw Chris Paul drop 31 points and 11 assists, but he didn't get much help from his teammates, even though we had a full-health squad back then. Marko Jaric and Sebastian Telfair did most of the damage against us, scoring 21 and 20 respectively.

The Hornets just looked flat in that game. It was a Monday night, only 8,393 in the building, and the T-Wolves were looking for revenge after we beat them at their place a week earlier. This time around, I'm hoping the Hornets come out with some intensity and put these guys down good and fast. It really should be over by the third quarter. Hopefully, despite the lousy opponent, there will be a nice crowd in the Arena and they'll get to see a dominant performance by the home team.

Minnesota will also be playing the second game of a back-to-back, so that should work in our favor. They hosted the Indiana Pacers last night, and came away with a 131-118 win. Them's a lot of points. Al Jefferson led the T-Wolves with 29 points and 13 rebounds in that one, while Telfair dropped 27 and 11 assists. Jaric and fellow guard Rashad McCants both missed the game with flu-like symptoms, meaning they probably had the flu. No idea what their status is for tonight. 

Anyways, I'll be at the game tonight, so check back for game notes tomorrow. Leaving you with some random shizzle style notes and links…

Game time this evening is set for 7pm. Methinks there's no BuzzFest ahead of this one, which sucks. Guess I'll just have to make up for it after the game.

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