Game On: Hornets @ Rockets

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Published: November 3, 2010

Matchup: Hornets(3-0) @ Rockets(0-3)
Off Efficiency: Hornets 103.6(12th), Rockets 106.3(8th)
Def Efficiency: Hornets 97.7(6th), Rockets 112.4(30th)
Pace: Hornets 94.6(26th), Rockets 104.1(2nd)

The Hornets roll into Houston to face an almost desperate Rockets team still looking for their first win of the season.  The Rockets have the worst rated defense in the league right now – though a lot of that had to do with a run-and-gun shootout in Golden State that inflated the numbers.

Regardless, the Rockets have been unable to guard shots from the perimeter or at the hoop, and they have forced only 10 turnovers per game, which is the 29th worst in the NBA.  Offensively, they’ve been efficient behind the stellar early production of Kevin Martin and Luis Scola, but it hasn’t been enough.

Both teams have been poor on the boards, though the Hornets are one of the worst in the league, and the Rockets are merely bad.  Perhaps we’ll see a competition to see how many rebounds can hit the floor before someone touches it.

Simulation

In our running NBA 2K11 Simulation, the Hornets lose to the Rockets 134 to 85 and Paul manages 2 points.  Screw you, NBA 2K11.  You might be the best basketball game ever, but you are SO wrong.

Injuries:

Hornets: None
Rockets: Yao plays half-games due to worries about his feet.

Positional Analysis

PG: Chris Paul v Aaron Brooks
Advantage: Hornets
An efficient scorer last season, Brooks hasn’t shown much of that this year, firing away at 35% from the floor the first three games.  Unfortunately for the Rockets, Brooks doesn’t do much of anything else when he’s not scoring, so this is been a problem for him.  Paul, of course, is as deadly as he’s ever been – and he’s doing that while coasting for part of the game and picking his spots.

SG: Kevin Martin v Marco Belinelli
Advantage: Rockets
Kevin Martin scores more efficiently than any guard in the league.  1.53 points per shot, even when he’s struggling a little with his three-point shot.  In 3 games, he’s earned – and made – 30 free throws.   He’s not doing anything else – assists, steals, rebounds, defense – these are somewhat foreign to him, but expect Cookies and Buckets to be frustrated for a lot of the game.  Cookies, of course, hasn’t shown much efficiency at all, shooting poorly in all three games.

SF: Shane Battier v Trevor Ariza
Advantage: Hornets
The Rockets were comfortable letting Ariza walk because they had Battier and Budinger to fill in for him.  So far, Battier’s defense has been alright, but his production otherwise has been non existant.  In 28 minutes a game, he’s producing 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists with no free throws and some weak shooting numbers.  While Ariza’s shooting numbers are even worse, his efficiency is better because he’s actually drawing free throws and hitting a three here and there.

PF: Luis Scola v David West
Advantage: Rockets
This is a battle I always love.  Both players seem to take it as a challenge to embarass the other – and really both typically score easily on each other.  Though West has been more efficient so far this season than he’s ever been, this position swings in favor of the Rockets because Scola has continued his incredible play from the World Championships.  He’s not only putting down 27 points a game on 19 shots, but he’s also ripping down 14 rebounds.  West hasn’t hit double digits in boards yet this season.  I don’t expect him to control the boards tonight, either.

C: Yao Ming v Emeka Okafor
Advantage: Hornets
Yao plays half the game.  Okafor does too.  Yao gets 11.5, 8.5 and 2, Okafor gets 7.3, 7.0 and 1.7.  So how does Okafor outstrip Yao?  Because Yao has struggled to get back in the flow offensively, taking 10.5 shots to get that paltry 11.5 points, and has turned the ball over almost 4 times a game.  Okafor may not be as major a part of the offense that Ming is, but when he takes a shot, he’s at least converted those shots at a high rate and made few mistakes

Bench
Hornets: Marcus Thornton, Jason Smith, Willie Green, Jerryd Bayless
Rockets: Brad Miller, Chuck Hayes, Kyle Lowry, Courtney Lee, Chase Budinger
Advantage: Rockets
This is a hard one to call.  The Rockets have a pretty solid back five, but outside of Lee none of them have been amazingly efficient.  The Hornets reservers are actually slightly less efficient as scorers, but they defend hard, don’t turn the ball over (except for Bayless), and defend much harder than the Rockets crew.  In the end I give the Rockets the edge because their second unit has more rebounding prowess than the Hornets reserves.

Enjoy the Game.  Talk it up in the comments.

142 Comments

  1. jtshoopsblog

    November 3, 2010 at 11:33 am

    The Rockets have looked absolutely terrible. I have to disagree with u on one thing, howevere. 10.5 shots to get 11.5 ppg. That’s pretty decent as he probably make 5 to 6 shots to get that 11.5ppg. If anyone is unefficient it is Emeka Okafur. He’s has been terrible. To think he was expected to be a star.

    • ur_gmas_daughter

      November 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

      Why is Okafor terrible? He’s our 5th option on the court and is playing stellar defense, that’s all we need him for. Last year he was “awful” defensively but he’s playing great especially for an undersized 5. Maybe when he was drafted he had high stock but I don’t know if anyone thought Okafor was the next Hakeem Olajuwon.

  2. Ryan Schwan

    November 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Don’t mistake decent shooting percentages for efficiency. If you take 10 shots a game, and produce 1.1 points per shot via scoring and free throws, that’s well below the league average. That is what Yao is doing.

    For example, Okafor scores 1.47 points for every shot he takes. He also doesn’t turn the ball over like Yao.

    That makes Okafor a more efficient player right now. Those numbers aren’t normal for Yao, but at the moment, Okafor is out-playing him.

  3. Stephen

    November 3, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I think this game is a great opportunity for Ariza and Belinelli find their shot from deep. Definitely not on board with NBA 2K11’s Sim.

  4. Mazon

    November 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Put ariza defending k-mart and belinelli on battier. Marcus might not be big enough but i think belinelli could hold his own. Ariza was brought in specifically for the kobes, melos, and k-marts of the league.

  5. tyler

    November 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I think the hornets will win. But remember all the 0-2 and 0-3 are starting to win. Im just saying dont come in the game expecting to win. play just how you played against Denver and the Spurs. Good Luck

  6. hewhorocks

    November 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    10.5 Shots (and 4 turn overs) to get 11.5 points a game is the same as 29 possessions to score 23 points.

    Yao’s ORTG (the number of points he would be expected to score given 100 possessions is a career low 87 this year. Small sample size but Okafor’s is 128. Ok but what about the Defensive end? Yoa is expected to allow 112. Okafor 98 points.

    So far Ming has been a below average player at his position (even considering his minutes) this year and Okafor has been better than average. This doesnt mean Yao wont break out or wont find his game, we can expect that to happen at some point but right now Okafor is playing better. (Still I wish he could learn to me more aggressive on the boards and start throwing down dunks instead of the finger-roll /layups.

  7. edbballin504

    November 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I think our addition of Ariza will help us win this game easier than most expect. We should put Ariza on Martin to slow him down, and also Ariza should be familiar with the game plan Coach Adelman wants to run. We also have had 3 days off to get ready for this game. With MIA coming to town Friday, this is almost a must win…to avoid dropping a potential 2 in a row (since MIA outmatches us on paper). I think we win by atleast 8 tonight.

  8. cheifyoungblood

    November 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Going into Houston to play a 0-3 team at home which is averaging 110 pts. a game should be a real test for the new “Bee-Fense”. Plus Houston is not exactly playing like a 0-3 team , and now with Yao (for his 28 min. ) they have an un guard-able big , a true scorer at the two , Scola playing like a monster after the worlds at the 4 ( which should be a great battle between two great offense PF’s both with less than great defensive records ) a scoring point guard and multiple 3 pt shooters , not to mention the fact that Houston runs two distinct offense with and without Yao , the offense showcasing Brad Miller at the 5 runs the floor more and runs a flex in the halfcourt with Miller distributing out of the high post … should be a good test for the Hornets defensively, and if we can keep them under 100 our chances look good. But the again if they want to run up the score didn’t DWest have a career game against them last year ?

  9. Kyle

    November 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I expect this to be a tough game. Although I haven’t seen the Rockets yet this season, they just seem to have such a great team on paper (especially their bench), however I know that doesn’t always come to fruition. Also, a team starting out so cold must be eager to take down one in the opposite situation. Still, I hope to see the Hornets pull it out!

  10. ChrisTrewdotCom

    November 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I live in Austin and will be doing all I can to distract Houston from supporting its team from over there.

  11. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Will Aaron Brooks be pissy and try to show off because of not getting a contract extension? It doesn’t matter. CP3 can be even more pissy if need be. LOL! Keep an eye on role players such as Budinger and Lee. Hornets must play good defense and rebound, rebound, rebound. The Rockets, still looking for their first win of the season, will pretty much be very desperate for a win. The Hornets need to be even more desperate to keep the streak alive. KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE!!! GEAUX HORNETS!!

  12. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Can we please spell Jerryd’s name with an E instead of an A?

    • Bug Marley

      November 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      Gerald Bayless working for you Queen? Haha

  13. thechosenuno

    November 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Sounds to me like you think that the Rockets are going to win tonight. Fair statement?

  14. frijole ghost

    November 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    i think the hornets come down to earth tonite…houston is a good team

    • CarnbY

      November 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm

      Houston are better than their 0-3 record insinuates, but I believe the Hornets have the better team. I’m worried though, since the Rockets must be chompin’ at the bit for a win, especially at home.
      I’m looking forward to the DW-Scola matchup, and I hope this is the night Belinelli gets his shooting touch back!
      Geaux Hornets!

  15. JerichoM

    November 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    LOL @ simulation.

  16. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    IM LIKING THE GAME SO FAR!!! im feelin 20 pts from cookies

  17. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    We need West to be careful. Heck, we need all Hornets to be careful. LOL.

  18. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Cookies getting it done early on.

  19. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Are we leading the league in defensive 3 sec calls this season so far?

  20. JerichoM

    November 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Okafor seems more consistent with that baby jump hook this year.

  21. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Paul shoulda taking that three. bellenelli was marked…

    • JerichoM

      November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      Agreed. I wish Paul would always play the aggressive style like he does only when the team is down late.

  22. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    taken*

  23. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Nice block Meka!

  24. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    LET’S GEAUX HORNETS!!

  25. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Nice steal CP3!

  26. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thats right announcers, pay respect to CHRIS PAUL

  27. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    West with the turnover. Come on now.

  28. DownUnder

    November 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Ariza shoulda past it to Meka down low with the miss match on Hill

  29. 42

    November 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    We better out-bench or out-coach them.

    Good defense to close. Smith’s hot hand is a help.

    • Bug Marley

      November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      Talking about the bench, woud Q-Pon play soon?

  30. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    first game where im trying to watch mbenga when hes in and i must say i like him. hes contested great and even if a goal tend was called he GOT UP to contest

  31. DownUnder

    November 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Lets hope we can get that streak somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd quarter again

  32. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    GOOD BLOCK!!!

  33. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Nice block Mbenga! You can’t let players like Hayes score on you. Nice block Smith or Mbenga. Whichever one got it.

    Now Thornton is off to an ugly start.

  34. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    It would be nice to get start getting something positive out of Bayless.

  35. Joe Gerrity

    November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Jason Smith must have heard what some people have been saying about him.

    These Houston announcers are absurdly biased.

    • peronas

      November 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      Agreed I ended up muting almost every houston game last year…

    • QueenBee

      November 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      I can’t stand them. Is that Bill Worrell and Matt Bullard?

  36. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    only three pointers and jump shots…

  37. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Nice fast break between Bayless and Thornton.

  38. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Come on with the goal tending Mbenga! We can’t give points to these guys. Man!

  39. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    hornets with interior defnse? pigs must be flying hhahah… its awesome though

    • Bug Marley

      November 3, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      Where’s nikko? By my count we have three Pinoys here already.

      • pinoyballah

        November 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

        where you guys located at? vegas here.

      • Bug Marley

        November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

        Oh, I’m based in the Phils. Not sure about nikkoewan.

      • nikkoewan

        November 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

        i’m from the Philippines, sorry just woke up. I’m recovering all the sleep i lost during the first semester…

      • Bug Marley

        November 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

        Yay for sembreak! haha

  40. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Ariza needs to show up. Houston fans will be glad they traded him even moreso if he sucks it up tonight. We’ll still have 3 more games for him to do something against them though. 🙂

  41. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Is there any way we can follow comments here without refreshing the page every minute? 😀

    • Joe Gerrity

      November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      Something to think about for sure. As of now, there isn’t.

      • Bug Marley

        November 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm

        Disqus maybe?

  42. Forever504

    November 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    whats with all the jump shots ATTACK the basket

    • pinoyballah

      November 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      must be scared of the great wall of china

      • Forever504

        November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

        but he wasnt in the game when our bench came on the floor and the all went for jump shots

  43. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Come on Hornets. Geez. I hope they do better in the 2nd half.

  44. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    How in the h*ll did I know Belinelli would miss that free throw? What is going on here?

  45. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    West is playing raggedy right now.

  46. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    hahah…oscar goes to d west.

  47. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Is that really the 2nd foul on Yao? Are you serious?

  48. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Jordan Hill is too doggone wild.

  49. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Too many points left at the line….

  50. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    we would be up if we were hitting our freethrows

    • QueenBee

      November 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      I agree.

  51. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Keep playing around ok Hornets? And watch you end up losing this darn game.

    Coaching staff needs to let the players know that all Kevin Martin looks to do is play lazy ball by getting to the free throw line.

  52. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Finally. A Hornet that makes both of his free throws. All I know is ……… we better come out swinging in the 2nd half. Stop pussyfooting around.

  53. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Did the Hornets go partying in Houston last night?

  54. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    West looking a bit gimpy.

  55. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Ok, checked the boxscore and Yao is down with 3 fouls. I kind of figured he should’ve had more than the 2 Bob just mentioned.

    Will we see Pondexter in the 2nd half? Hopefully he won’t have the rookie jitters.

  56. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    idk but apparently CP’s taking Miami’s big three out thursday night before the game…GET EM DRUNK CHRIS, GET EM DRUNK

  57. Forever504

    November 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    and can we PLEASE stop sending them to the free throw line

  58. edbballin504

    November 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    VERY UGLY GAME SO FAR! I think CP3 has to take over in the second half!

  59. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Let’s go! Let’s go! Hornets need to make a huge run and put away the Rockets very soon or I would not be able to complete any task this morning.

  60. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    HEELLLL YEA HORNETS

  61. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Hey look at that active defense translates into easy buckets

  62. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    its my favorite thing to see a good player score a season low against us

  63. edbballin504

    November 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Okafor is looking like a MONSTER out there tonight. If he can play like this every night we’d definitely be a tough team. His effort and energy is a thing of beauty tonight! Lets go Hornets!

  64. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    after how crappy we have played im glad we are up 2 points to start the 4th quarther

  65. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    REBOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Zwie

    November 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    OMG Mbenga makes me SO ANGRY!!!!!! please give aaron gray a chance Montey.. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Come on Hornets. Please.

  69. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    did west and smith change bodies? haha. smith looks like the 17 foot assassin

  70. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Jason Smith’s got that jumper going tonight! Can a few other Hornets join in please?

  71. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Ok my earlier criticisms of Smiths jumper may have been a bit off….

  72. Forever504

    November 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    WTF willie

  73. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    bayless was wiiiiide open on the wing. not every shot is urs green

  74. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I think Yao should’ve gotten that foul.

  75. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    wow i cant believe i just heard them call yao’s move the “shanghai shake” lol

  76. Mark

    November 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    If NBA 2k11 was right, the Rockets would have to score 52 more points in ~7 minutes, while we don’t score at all.

    NBA 2k11 simulation for the win!

  77. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I knew we would turn the ball over soon as Licht said the Hornets had only 1 to in the 2nd half. Damn.

  78. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I want Smith to stay in the game!

  79. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Two mugs of coffee and this game has my heart pumping like it’s an overclocked CPU. Dang!

  80. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    10 blocked shots as a team, bigs are getting after shots 🙂

  81. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    love okafors energy…

  82. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    HAHAHAHA “Bellinelli with the travel”

    • DownUnder

      November 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      I think these commentators deserve some tech’s telling the refs wat the call shoulda been

      • DownUnder

        November 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

        haha my call there is double true now haha

    • peronas

      November 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      From what I gather from these announcers the Hornets rarely dribble when moving…

  83. Mark

    November 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    A la At The Hive:
    3:08 CP offensive rebound
    3:02 CP 3 pointer
    2:33 CP 7-footer
    1:57 Cookies 3 (CP assist)

  84. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Close them out like your name’s Mariano Rivera!

  85. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    cp3 and dwest to save the day.

  86. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    that is just a horrible tech call.

    • QueenBee

      November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      Yeah it is.

      • Bug Marley

        November 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm

        Please enlighten my non-TV-watching self. What happened?

  87. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Ken Mauer is out the box with that crap. What did West do? Or say?

  88. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    BALL DONT LIE! Terrible call!

  89. nikkoewan

    November 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    OH MAN. I WAKE UP AND I FIND THIS! in the words of David Kahn:

    “It’s like manna from heaven” (not to be blasphemous or anything)..

    This feels good!

  90. pinoyballah

    November 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    lol undertaker theme music

    • 42

      November 3, 2010 at 11:26 pm

      I heard that. Awesome.

  91. Forever504

    November 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    where the FUCK was yao’s respect for the game when he smacked the goal
    EPIC FUCKING FAIL REFS

  92. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    HORNETS WIN!!!!!! 4-0 BIZNITCHES!!!!!

  93. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    LMAO Kevin Martin!!! Paul pestered the crap out of him. Paul made Kevin throw his body into him. I’ve always said Paul is a knat on defense. Pesky, pesky, pesky.

  94. peronas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    wow….

  95. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    has anyone else noticed since 07-08 that CP gets like 4-6 points in the last minute of play?

  96. nikkoewan

    November 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    4 – 0 BAYBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE A GREAT DAY!

  97. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    CRAMP?>!?!?!?!?!?

    • peronas

      November 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      God I hope so…

      • DownUnder

        November 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

        oh O!

  98. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Please let CP be ok.

  99. Forever504

    November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    4 and FUCKING 0

  100. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    the stretch he did looked like it was a calf cramp and he was able to run it off so im thinking so. he doesnt look worried

  101. Bug Marley

    November 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Hugs, fist bumps, chest bumps all around! Four and oh! Ice the Heat!

    What was that again Mr. Webber?

  102. HornetsFanFromOregon

    November 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    What is this cramp business all about? I watched on gamecast and was thrilled. details please.

  103. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Jason Smith gets the interview tonight. Nice game Jason.

  104. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    cp got a rebound with like 30 sec left and came up gimpy. he played out the game, made his freethrows and all, and ran after that although limping heavily. he was bending down and grabing his toe which means hes stretching out a cramp. u just dont do that for knee injuries.

    • Bug Marley

      November 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks! Really hope it’s nothing serious.

  105. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Wait a minute! The Hornets took 42 free throws??!! Wow. Too bad we left 12 of them out of the basket. Were we driving to the rim that much? Were the Rockets committing silly fouls?

    • Mark

      November 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Yeah, I noted our 42 free throws compared to their ~18. I couldn’t watch, but that sounds a little bit peculiar.

  106. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    we just went hard queen. i didnt see one foul that i thot was wrong

    • QueenBee

      November 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Schmide234. Glad we got it done. 🙂

  107. winze

    November 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    wow….. 4 and 0 that is awesome

    I followed this game on gamecast at work and then on my phone during lunch and am going to look forward to watching the highlights tonight.

    I hope CP3 is ok from what you guys are saying sounds like cramp, we are going to need him for Friday’s game for sure.

    Okafor 5 blocks wow…. I think this years squad is turning into a collective body that gets wins rather than a few all-stars carrying a squad. Tonight was Marco and Emeka coming through with Smith off the bench. Other nights it is West and Thornton. I notice that Martin was kept to 18 points on some terrible shooting, was Ariza on him most of the game?

    awesome start to the season, to all them doubters “SHAME”!!!

  108. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    No one has scored 100 points on the Hornets yet.

  109. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    yea Ariza played martin pretty well but picked up some silly fouls. and he has 15 at the half so it was the second half in where he was shut down.

  110. MaxJD_Nola2NYC

    November 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    CP3….woooooo!

  111. Schmide234

    November 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    oh and btw im glad we didnt sign head. Bower really tried to screw us with that one cause he looks terrible in the Sacremento game. he jumps like 5ft forward on his shots and has gotten backboard and no rim on 3 shots

    • winze

      November 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      prolly due to his injury ya? 😛

    • QueenBee

      November 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      LOL!! 🙂

  112. QueenBee

    November 3, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Remember when CP3 went to sit on that exercise bike?….

    NOTES: With no room left on the New Orleans bench, Paul was escorted to an area closer to fans to sit during his break in the fourth quarter. A couple of fans began to heckle him and take cell phone pictures of the star guard, who yelled back at the unruly fans. … New Orleans’ 43 first-half points were a season low for a Houston opponent.

    http://www.nba.com/games/20101103/NOHHOU/gameinfo.html

    Hahaha.

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