Game On: Hornets @ Thunder

Published: January 6, 2010

Chris Paul vs. Nick CollisonFresh off perhaps their biggest win of the season, the Hornets have another tough test tonight as they take on the 19-15 Thunder in Oklahoma City.

OKC have been looking good of late, their lone loss in the last seven games coming in overtime at Milwaukee. Kevin Durant has been killing it, scoring 30+ in seven consecutive games before settling for 25 in Monday’s win against the Bulls. For the season he’s averaging 28.4 points, 6.9 boards and 3 assists, while showing significant improvement defensively. Sophomore point guard Russell Westbrook has also been starring for the Thunder, averaging 16.4 points and 7.3 assists this season.

Nenad Krstic is out with a hand injury, but beyond that OKC will have all their key pieces tonight.

The Hornets are hoping to stay unbeaten in 2010 and build on Monday’s win in Utah. Beyond tonight’s game they’ve got some weak opponents lined up.

This one tips at 7 Central. Join me chatting it up during the game at ESPN’s Daily Dime Live.


(Many thanks to Dariusz for the banner, today featuring assistant coach Robert Pack, who played for the Hornets back in 2003. Be sure to check out more of Dariusz’s designs in our Wallpapers vault.)

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