Game on: Clippers @ Hornets

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Published: November 9, 2010

The undefeated Hornets take on the Clippers today, in what could very well be the first blowout victory of the year. Returning to the Hive is Baron Davis, but he won’t be starting. Big Baron has been packing on the pounds lately, and has lost his starting role as a result. Blake Griffin, the former number one pick in the 2009 draft, will be making his first visit to New Orleans and should give the Hornets interior defense a challenge.

Taking Baron’s place in the starting lineup is rookie Eric Bledsoe, hardly an even match for Chris Paul. Although he’s shown flashes of potential, right now there’s just no way he can hang with the best point guard in the league, so expect Paul to have a big night.

Injuries

Clippers:  Randy Foye (strained left hamstring) and Eric Gordon (left shoulder stinger) are day to day. Baron Davis (sore left knee from gaining so much weight) is questionable.

Hornets:  None

Apologies for getting this up so late. Technical difficulties at the Arena. Somehow I also lost the rest of the preview, so this will be it for today.

59 Comments

  1. ChrisTrewdotCom

    November 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I got $10,000 that Blake Davis doesn’t score a single point tonight.

    • ur_gmas_daughter

      November 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

      I’ll take that……wait a second! haha

  2. ur_gmas_daughter

    November 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Blake Davis you mean Blake Griffin? Or have the Clippers found a way to clone Baron Davis & Blake Griffin to try to recreate a Magic Johnson-esque player? haha

  3. eric

    November 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    in what could very well be the first blowout victory of the year- monty wouldnt like that lol

    • Schmide234

      November 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

      NICE NAME ERIC!!!!!!

      • eric

        November 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

        its the one my mother gave me lol

      • Schmide234

        November 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

        ME TOO!!!!

  4. eric

    November 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    always love a blowout as long as were not on the receiving end

  5. Steve

    November 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Keep an eye on Bledsoe. With what little I’ve seen so far, he’s a lot better than I thought he would be.

  6. Joe Gerrity

    November 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Sorry about the preview, guys. Got held up at some city offices, and then the Hornets internet wasn’t working. A struggle, if there ever was one.

  7. beesgeez

    November 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I’m hoping that since we’re playing the relatively punch-less Clippers we see Buckets get some good minutes tonight…. here’s hoping.

    • beesgeez

      November 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      Well, not exactly punch-less, but I’d still like to see Marcus play tonight.

  8. Joe Gerrity

    November 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    the song, “all i do is win”, has been playing all this year at the hive, but I can’t remember if they had is last year, too. Anyone know?

    • beesgeez

      November 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      i don’t remember hearing it, and it didn’t come out until last February, so i don’t think so

  9. eric

    November 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    WHOOP WHOOP ERIC S IN THE HOUSE AND NOT BLESOE AND GORDON

  10. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    lets get an early start

  11. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    HELL YEA ERIC.

  12. Bug Marley

    November 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Looks like a blowout game early on. 11-2. Nice!

  13. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    THATS SOME DEFENSE HORNETS. chris paul is simply amazing

  14. Bug Marley

    November 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    20-5. Can we keep them in single digits for a whole Q?

  15. Ryan

    November 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    MVP: CP3
    MIP: Emeka Okafor

    • Bug Marley

      November 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      6th Man of the Year: Jason Smith! Hahaha.

      But I’d rather have Chris Paul: Finals MVP

  16. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Defense looking ferocious early.

  17. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    For as long as we’ve been in the penalty not many FTs out of it

  18. Joe Gerrity

    November 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Sean Payton is in the house.

  19. Ryan

    November 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    C’mon Monty…. Put Thornton in….

  20. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Pondexter’s night right here. im thinking more playing time for him. no more 5 guard rotation. no more thornton or peja….maybe

  21. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Nice drive by Pondexter!

  22. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Oh bayless you manage to have turnovers when you dont even have the ball…. simply amazing…

    • Bug Marley

      November 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      At least they have Craig Smith to turn the ball over too.

  23. HiMyNameisSteven

    November 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    OK, i officially am not a fan of monty williams playing favorites by playing bayless over thorton. Bayless continues to look absolutely AWFUL no way else to explain his play. Willie isnt doing anything either why does he have marcus in the dog house? he plays solid defense and is the best scoring threat off the bench PUT HIM IN MONTY

  24. Forever504

    November 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I am strongly opposed to getting rid of thorton but as time goes on I want him out I just cant stand to see him lose play time to someone as bad as bayless. It just hearts my heart man

    • HiMyNameisSteven

      November 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      no you old on to him till enough people tell monty to stop being in love with bayless and realize how much better marcus is than him…. im watching the game on clippers telecast here in Los Angeles and the announcers keep bringing up thorton saying how strange it is thorton is not playing

      • Forever504

        November 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

        but thats the thing monty is NOT getting it and it seems like Marcus is in the dog house

  25. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    i hate it too honestly. id rather see thornton go to a team where he actually gets to play then just rot on the bench

  26. cl0verstreet

    November 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Let’s put this one away. Can’t let the Clippers hang around like this — I hope I am not streaming this game all the way from Buenos Aires for nothing. Kaman, Gordon, and Foye out we should be putting them to shame right now. Let’s go Hornets..

    Oh and the T-pain song “All I do is win” is new this year — I don’t remember it at all being played in the hive last year.

    Can’t wait to be back in the states this weekend to watch the Hornets live and in stunning HD.

  27. pinoyballah

    November 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    wow…we let them back into the game

  28. HiMyNameisSteven

    November 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    i mean really we r up 3 on the clips without caveman gordon and griffin in foul trouble… seriously coach put in someone who wants to be out on the floor put marcus in

  29. pinoyballah

    November 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    btw did you guys see indiana score 54 in a quarter…crazy.

  30. Forever504

    November 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    if we lose this one we deserve it

  31. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Hornets look out of sync and disfuctional… i dont like it. these silly fouls and none are called for us

  32. pinoyballah

    November 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    it seems as if they get on a run and just relax. i feel like month should throw some energy players in.

  33. Forever504

    November 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    BAYLESS BLOWS

  34. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    finally blowing it open, lets keep the big lead this time…

  35. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Bayless does not blows from what i just saw. hes starting to find his rythm.

    • Forever504

      November 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      look at the minutes the guys been given to find the rythem yet marcus gets NOTHING

    • Schmide234

      November 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      not necessarily better than thornton. but marcus is no backup PG. bayless may not be one either but he is more of one

      • Forever504

        November 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

        even when the dude is horrible ( the last six games) monty sticks with him and green the same can not be said for marcus

      • HiMyNameisSteven

        November 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

        i can score on willie warren and eric bledsoe sorry its not impressing me too much given how a hurt baron davis was schooling bayless

  36. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    THATS SOME DEFENSE. LOOK AT THOSE BLOCKS

  37. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Emeka hurting feelings with those blocks!

  38. Schmide234

    November 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    “your first name is eric, and your layup is weak!!!”

    • eric

      November 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm

      Word can’t put up weak shit with a name like Eric

  39. Forever504

    November 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    you know what I’m sorry to green and beyless their doing their job my rage should be directed at MONTY UGH

  40. xKcjrx

    November 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Would have liked to see Thornton get a chance to play but doesn’t look like that will happen. At least the Hornets are going to remain undefeated. 7-0 sounds amazing!!

  41. peronas

    November 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    7-0!!!!!! Keep it going!!!!

  42. Forever504

    November 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    then again this was the fucking clippers lets see if they can do this against Portland

  43. franzformers

    November 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    wow bayless! i really trust this player! he just need time to adjust to our team and remember that he didnt play in preseason for hornets!

    im a bit curious now cause monty didnt use MT5!

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