The Bobcats beat the Hornets

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Published: October 9, 2009

The Hornets played the Bobcats in Greensboro, NC this evening, losing 101-108 and falling to 0-2 in the preseason.

Linkage: box | recap

I didn’t see the game, caught the end on the radio broadcast. Some quick notes:

  • The Hornets feel behind by 21 points in the first half, but rallied back to tie it in the second half and made the Bobcats sweat down the stretch.
  • Chris Paul: 24 points, 6 assists in 24 minutes.
  • No DNP’s for the rookies tonight, with 24 and 28 minutes for Collison and Thornton respectively. Collison shot 4-of-13 for 12 points while dishing 6 assists. Thornton shot 7-of-14 from the field for 19 points.

  • Julian Wright had a nice all around game in the preseason opener yesterday, but seemingly struggled in this one: 2 points (1-of-6 FGs), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls in 24 minutes.
  • No drama: Tyson Chandler and Emeka Okafor both sat out, nursing minor injuries. Also out for the Hornets: Armstrong, Diogu and Stojakovic. I’m assuming Peja is fine, just taking a night off.
  • Morris Peterson: 4-of-7 from deep.
  • The teams combined for 95 free-throw attempts and 77 personal fouls. That’s a lot.

If anyone was able to see the game or caught more of the radio broadcast, let me know what I missed via the comments.

UPDATE: Video highlights from NBA.com:

Hornets will be back in New Orleans to take on the Thunder on Saturday. Game tips at 1 p.m. at the Arena. Zatarain’s Buzz Fest pre-game block party starts at 11:30 a.m.

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