Game On: T’Wolves @ Hornets

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Published: April 11, 2010

Marcus Thornton vs. Jonny FlynnThis eve at the Hive: Hornets vs. Timberwolves in the last home game of the season. Tons of giveaways and a t-shirt for everyone in attendance. Tip off is at 6 Central.

The T’Wolves are the worst team in the West, and it’s not even close, as their 15-64 record puts them 9 games behind the Golden State Warriors. Minnesota has only won five road games all season and have just one win (home or away) since February.

However, the Hornets have struggled against these guys recently, winning the last two meetings by only a combined 3 points. You may remember the Hornets using the same sideline out-of-bounds play to score the game winner in both. First it was Paul, then it was Posey.

Big Al Jefferson has averaged 21 points and 14 boards in three games against New Orleans this season. He has missed Minnesota’s last two games due to a family matter, but is with the team on the road trip and is expected to play tonight.

The Hornets are 35-45 on the season and have lost five straight. Chris Paul is done for the season and Peja Stojakovic is unlikely to return from injury at this point.

Numbers:

Pace: T’Wolves 98.4 (3rd), Hornets 94.7 (16th)
Offensive Efficiency: T’Wolves 98.9 (29th), Hornets 104.7 (17th)
Defensive Efficiency: T’Wolves 109.8 (28th), Hornets 107.5 (24th)

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