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
franzformers
franzformers

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!

Forever504
Forever504

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

peronas
peronas

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

xKcjrx
xKcjrx

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!!

Forever504
Forever504

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

Schmide234
Schmide234

"your first name is eric, and your layup is weak!!!"

eric
eric

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

peronas
peronas

Emeka hurting feelings with those blocks!

Schmide234
Schmide234

THATS SOME DEFENSE. LOOK AT THOSE BLOCKS

Schmide234
Schmide234

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

Schmide234
Schmide234

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

HiMyNameisSteven
HiMyNameisSteven

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

Forever504
Forever504

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

Forever504
Forever504

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

peronas
peronas

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

pinoyballah
pinoyballah

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

Schmide234
Schmide234

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

Forever504
Forever504

if we lose this one we deserve it

pinoyballah
pinoyballah

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

HiMyNameisSteven
HiMyNameisSteven

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

pinoyballah
pinoyballah

wow...we let them back into the game

cl0verstreet
cl0verstreet

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.

Schmide234
Schmide234

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

Forever504
Forever504

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
HiMyNameisSteven

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
Forever504

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

HiMyNameisSteven
HiMyNameisSteven

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

peronas
peronas

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

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

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

peronas
peronas

Nice drive by Pondexter!

Schmide234
Schmide234

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

Ryan
Ryan

C'mon Monty.... Put Thornton in....

peronas
peronas

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

peronas
peronas

Defense looking ferocious early.

Ryan
Ryan

MVP: CP3 MIP: Emeka Okafor

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

6th Man of the Year: Jason Smith! Hahaha. But I'd rather have Chris Paul: Finals MVP

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

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

Schmide234
Schmide234

THATS SOME DEFENSE HORNETS. chris paul is simply amazing

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

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

eric
eric

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

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

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
beesgeez

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

beesgeez
beesgeez

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
beesgeez

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

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

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.