The Hornets beat the Clippers

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Published: January 26, 2008

I'll keep this one short and sweet because there's way too much fun to be had in this town right now, and it ain't good for the social life to be inside typing all day. Carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans, and there have been parades rolling past my place all day. I can hear trumpets and drums right now. Good times.

Anyways, last night I was at the Arena as the Hornets handled the Clippers pretty easily, winning by a score of 111-92 in the end (box | recap). It was a really fun game to watch, especially with Peja Stojakovic making it rain in the third quarter. That said, I don't think it was one of our better showings. Chris Paul, David West and Tyson Chandler all looked a little off, so we were lucky Peja had it going.

Peja 3 BOMBZ!!!!

Isn't it nice though that on a night where our "big three" all play sub-par, we still win by 19 points? I think that speaks volumes about the weapons on this team, and the improved play of the bench.

Good crowd at the Arena last night, too. Honestly, I was expecting less than five figures because of all the festivities around town, but the entire lower bowl was sold out and the upper bowl looked better than most nights. There seemed to be an extra buzz about the place, a little more electricity in the air. It was surreal being in that crowd as Peja kept on hitting in the third. Goosebump type shit.

So our guys are missing all the Mardi Gras fun because they're in San Antonio today to play the Spurs this evening. That game will be a tough test for us, but the Spurs have been mortal recently and I've come to know better than to underestimate the Hornets this season. If they can win back-to-back in G-State and Phoenix, then why not this one?

Game time tonight is 7:30pm Central. Back later with a gameday thread. In the meantime, be sure to check out Ryan's unprecedented Siamese preview.

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