Game On: Hornets @ Warriors

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Published: January 26, 2011

The Hornets travel to Golden State tonight for their first game of a three-game West Coast road trip that will see them face three squads that are unlikely to make the playoffs this year. These are the kinds of games that you look have to win when you are fighting for home-court advantage in a top heavy Western Conference. Currently, the Hornets would be the 5th seed out West, but would actually have home court against Oklahoma City in the first round because they have a better record after defeating the Thunder on Monday night.

If that wasn’t incentive enough, the Hornets are also looking to win their 10th straight game, which would tie a franchise record. In order to do that, however, the Hornets will have to beat a team that came into the Hive just three weeks ago and stole a game from New Orleans in the 4th, 110-103. (box)

In that game, the Hornets led the entire way and actually entered the 4th quarter up by 10 points before Golden State outscored them 38-21 in the final period. Dorrell Wright and Monta Ellis both hit some clutch threes in the final minutes and Golden State practically lived at the free throw line late in the game as they were on the receiving end of some beneficial calls.

The game was strange because New Orleans actually controlled the paint and shot 50% from the field, but they missed 12 free throws on the night, including 4 by CP3 which is about as likely to happen again as Marcus Thornton only getting 4 minutes against this Golden State squad. Another place where this game was lost was in an area that the Hornets usually dominate- the turnover battle. The Hornets turned the ball over 18 times, compared to just 8 by the Warriors. If the Hornets are to start off this road trip right, that can’t happen again.

When the Hornets Have the Ball

There is not a single player on the Warriors who can match up with David West, and quite honestly, they might not even be able to slow him down with double teams. West is that much more physical down low than anybody Golden State will throw his way. The danger is, however, that New Orleans will force feed West and clear out, which tends to bog down the offense and limit ball movement. It has to be a balancing act for the Hornets, as West should be the focal point of the offense in this game, but the burden can not rest on his shoulders. He needs to be a decoy on certain plays and get the ball to the right guys when double teams come at him.

Marco Belinelli had a nice game the last time these two met, scoring 16 points in just 29 minutes. Marco actually took the ball to the rack quite frequently against Golden State, as he recognized how soft they were in the middle. The Hornets as a whole have to do that, perhaps even more than they did last game when they scored 46 points in the paint (almost 10 more than their season average).

This is where I expect Marcus to be big tonight, as I think Monty will continue the trend of giving Thornton the bulk of the minutes at the 2-guard spot. Thornton has shown the ability to both get to the rack and finish and to get into the lane and find open teammates in the last week or so. With his relatively low turnover rate and his improved playmaking skills, look for Thornton to create a lot of the offense for the second unit tonight.

When Golden State Has the Ball

Golden State’s offense revolves around their two volume scorers- Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry. Both guys have a PER hovering around 20 and average about 1.2 points per shot, and are just as likely to go off for 45 points as they are to go 4-19. That is what makes Golden State both scary and unpredictable, as you never quite know how those two are going to be feeling on a given night. If one or both catch fire, it creates headaches for a defense, as both players can score from multiple spots on the court. They hit from deep, can get to the rim, have great midrange games, and know how to get to the line. And on top of that, both can create for others- Stephen more so than Monta, but it is part of both of their games nonetheless.

On most nights, those two are going to get their 40+ combined points and most teams are willing to concede that. When Golden State is really rolling, they are getting other guys into the action as well, and this year Dorrell Wright has been the third guy on that team. Wright is averaging a career high 16.5 points per game and is averaging 2.5 three-pointers made per contest. He is benefitting from all the attention paid to Ellis and Curry, as he generally sets himself up on the weak side of the offensive set and waits for an opportunity to get an open look.

David Lee is the only other Warrior averaging double digits this year and he has been on fire as of late, averaging 23 and 11 over his last five games while shooting 58% from the field. Lee gets a lot of his points off of pick and rolls, offensive rebounds, and a nice 16 footer that he has developed over the last three years. Now that he is healthy again, he is going to be a handful for whomever the Hornets decide to put on him tonight.

News and Notes:

– The starting lineups for the All-Star game will be announced tomorrow night and CP3 has been the 2nd leading vote getter amongst Western Conference guards since the first returns were announced. Here’s hoping he is a starter again this year. As a side note, John Hollinger did pick him as the starting point guard over Westbrook in his article today.

– Vegas Zone: Hornets 2 point favorites in this game, the over/under is set at 198.5. So far the Vegas Sharks are siding with the Hornets as 79% of the money has gone on New Orleans -2 and 96% of those wagering are taking the over.

– A strange fact: The Warriors have scored 35 points or more in the 4th quarter against the Hornets in each of their last 4 meetings. The Hornets have only given up that many points in the 4th quarter a combined 5 other times since the beginning of last year.

– Hornets giving up just 85 PPG during this 9 game win streak.

– And finally- IT’S BACK!!! Add the Caption!!!

Joe Will be on ESPN’s Daily Dime Chat throughout the game, so stop by if you have a minute and harass him if you have a minute.

208 Comments

  1. AgentZiko

    January 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Haha. Great pic. Lets GEAUX HORNETS!

    I’ve lost track of how many we’ve won in a row… LoL. I just hope it keeps going!

  2. MaxALM

    January 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Does anyone have an explanation as to why we are the 5 seed right now, and OKC is 4th? We have a better record, win percentage, conference record. I don’t understand. Anyone know why?

    • m_W

      January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      OKC is a division leader, all of which are guaranteed one of the top 4 seeds. (So is LAL and SAS). The best non-division winner (see my gripe below) can place above them, but the 2nd best non-division winner has to sit at the 5 slot.

  3. m_W

    January 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Annoying that ESPN lists Hornets as 5 seed and Dallas as 3 seed on percentage points, considering that the first tie-breaker is head-to-head (tied 1-1), and then division record, of which NOH has 6-3 and DAL has 4-5. So NOH should be 3 seed. Whatever, it’ll resolve in time.

    As for the Warriors, I HATE them. They are pure chuckers, no coaching whatsoever. They just run fastbreaks to the rim and iso Monta and Stephen all game. Lee and Biedrins look for tip-ins on their many misses. The last game between these two the Hornets absolutely THREW AWAY. I hope we give them a massive thrashing tonight.

    • TopherPrice

      January 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      They remind me of what a team of tasmanian devils would look like…

  4. ur_gmas_daughter

    January 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    “Biedrins says the Darnedest Things”

  5. f.g. di bene

    January 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    caption: how do you feel andris, knowing i got a bigger d***?

  6. TopherPrice

    January 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Is that Jim Eichenhofer of the Hornets blog interviewing Biedrins?

  7. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Lets get this W
    10 straight baby!

  8. Joe P

    January 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I think that it’s a dangerous game tonight. The Hornets can get caught up in playing fast, but they’re not good at that. Unless there’s some extended Paul and Thornton together minutes or something like that. Plus, they have really good fans in Oakland. C’mon Horns! Big game tonight!

  9. HiMyNameisSteven

    January 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    —-the only person who wanted to interview biedrins

  10. Go Blue

    January 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Hornets better get their 10th win tonight. They have been getting better at forcing teams to play their pace during this winning streak. Hopefully they will continue that tonight, I’m sure they will.

    Caption:
    Kid: “I heard you say you could dunk on me, how about now?”

    Go Hornets!

  11. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    caption: why is ryan seacrest doing NBA interviews now?

    I feel more afraid of the hornets losing this game than any other game during this 9 game winning streak. it just seems like the warriors have our number. hopefully the defensive intensity continues and the hornets force the warriors to play “monty ball” and not the other way around.

  12. TopherPrice

    January 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I just have a feeling that the team will step up for this game. GS has dropped 35+ on the Hornets in the 4th in the last 4 games. I think Monty has pointed that out and they will rally around that as motivation. I am more worried about one of the other two games being the letdown game.

  13. CleverName

    January 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Finally, now I can look into the first two eyes.

  14. ur_gmas_daughter

    January 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Kid: “I challenge you to a ladder match, Andris”

  15. Monty'sDoghouse

    January 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Boo CST for not having the game.

    I think it’s gonna be tough but I hope I’m wrong.

  16. JCS

    January 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Well short pants, now you know what zi weatha is like up here (Arnold Schwarzenegger voice)

  17. Schmide234

    January 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Kid – “See, now THIS is climbing the ladder!”

    Andris – “What are you trying to say…”

    Kid – “…soooo, whats you favorite restaurant?”

    Andris – “…I may not be able to climb the ladder but I sure can kick one over”

  18. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hornets need to win this game. Which is why I was hoping they’d win when the Warriors were in NOLA. Gotta win your home games because it’s much harder to do so on the road. GEAUX HORNETS!

  19. Foerever504

    January 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    god I hate west coast games. They come on so late here

  20. 42

    January 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    “Whenever I need inspiration, I just look up at the 42 banner . . . Yeah, I like it the best . . .”

  21. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    CP with the 4 quick assists, and every bucket so far has been assisted on

  22. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    hornets playing well so far but i think this pace could end up biting us in the butt b/c it seems like we are playing right into the warriors hands.

    • thekeymaster

      January 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      sorry didn’t mean to say we, i meant the hornets.

    • 42

      January 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Agreed. Strike while it’s there, then slow it down.

      Dictate.

  23. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    LET’S GEAUX HORNETS!!!!

  24. Foerever504

    January 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    keep it up guys great so far

  25. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Amazing start! (minus that 4 point play)

  26. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    GSW commentator after Ariza hit the 3 to put hornets up by 13 in the 1st:
    “Thats not his shot…he takes to many of those.”

    Priceless.

    • 42

      January 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Glad you are back, you deadhead, you.

      • thekeymaster

        January 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

        hewhorocks, never said this to you before but i love your pic. i’m a bit of a dead head myself even though jerry died when i was 9 years old.

      • hewhorocks

        January 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        Show up on the forums once in a while.

      • 42

        January 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

        Ha! I do need to do that. Color me chastised.

  27. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Guard the 3 ball Hornets! That’s all Reggie is in there for.

  28. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    D*mn. West with his 2nd foul.

  29. Ron

    January 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    10/12 FG in 1st 6 minutes. Ouch!!

  30. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I hope Marcus hears the cheers and the LSU song in his head as he checks into the game on the road. LOL!

  31. 42

    January 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I figure our best plan is to stay 10 pts ahead at least.

  32. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I love my Fucking Team!!

    • QueenBee

      January 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      ROFLOL!!!

  33. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    buckets looking like a pro with the shooting sleeve

  34. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    CP3 with 8 assists already!

  35. George

    January 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Wow, Hornets defense really causing a lot of turnovers. This team definitely looks improved during this win streak

  36. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    ooooh Tony Parker, I mean Monta hahaha

  37. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Yeah this can be a statement game after the last time they played.

  38. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    That’s 2 easy Marcus

  39. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    The Warriors announcers: “Mbenga checks in. Just the name Mbenga sounds physical.”

    • pinoyballah

      January 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      lol…you forgot to add the next lines: “his muscles have muscles”

  40. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    And1

  41. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I think monty should put marco back in to start the 2nd with jack, pondexter, smith and mbenga. the reason i say put marco in is b/c he was playing really well on the fastbreak in the 1st qt. and he seemed to be playing pretty good D on ellis.

  42. George

    January 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Mbenga has been playing well these past few games

  43. George

    January 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Jason Smith with the block

  44. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Blockfest

  45. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    You gotta Love J Jack of the bench..This guy just gets it Done

  46. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Lead slowly dwindling.

  47. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Second squad looking a little limp

  48. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    hornets need to slow it down here.

  49. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Ariza is playing well

  50. Thornton's Thunder

    January 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thank God for NBA League Pass! C’mon guys…do your thing!!!! We all have your back, right here at home as we await your return. Geaux Hornets!!!! ‘I got a feeling’…’that tonight’s gonna be a good night’… lol

  51. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    What the hell is Jarrett Jack doing?

  52. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    damn jack is playing like crap

  53. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Damn Jack is playing atrociously right now.

  54. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Subs never seem to shock me at giving up a lead.

  55. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Damn we are quite good at blowing leads against this team.

  56. Stew

    January 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The bench basically shit the bed.

  57. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Who the Fuck is This!??

  58. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    omg hold onto the ball and play better d!

  59. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Where was the defense on that possession? How you gonna let Wright go in there with that easy ish?

  60. George

    January 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Damn it. Getting sloppy. Slow down the pace

  61. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Seven turnovers this quarter for us now. We’re still shooting a high percentage because we can’t even get shots.

  62. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    WTF happened to the damn defense that was pathetic! combine that with some pretty bad calls and the turnovers and another big lead is gone in a flash.

  63. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Marco!!..Great D by Oak and Great finish by Ariza!

  64. pinoyballah

    January 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    the starters are playing on a higher level than the bench…screw the bench tonight…except benga! lol

  65. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    You’re a Shooter and they leave you open..That’s called disrespect..You gotta make them Pay Marco

  66. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I haven’t looked at the boxscore but does Beli have any points?

    • George

      January 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      He has 11 points on 5-7 shooting. Having a good night so far

      • QueenBee

        January 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

        Thanks George. 🙂

  67. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Beli! Well now I know he has at least 3 points. LOL!

  68. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Lol..See it’s not that hard huh?.. Treys Waiter!!

  69. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

  70. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    refs have been keeping the warriors in this

    • QueenBee

      January 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Yeah. I dare anyone say the Hornets get favorable calls because they’re owned by the league.

      • thekeymaster

        January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

        ya that’s straight b.s. i’m assuming chouset is waiting till the collective bargaining agreement is over till he throws his hat back into the ring. is that what most people think in NOLA?

  71. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    GUARD ELLIS

  72. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I’m always so d*mn nervous when watching this team. Goodness gracious.

  73. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Mute. Don’t wanna hear sh*t David Aldridge has to say.

  74. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    We didn’t play our best and yet we’re up 12..That’s what Elite teams Do..Let’s finish this in the 3rd Fellas

  75. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Bill jindal lol

  76. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Just heard, “The state’s governor Bill Jindal……”

  77. Ron

    January 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Monty can’t be pleased at allowing 49 points.

    At the rate this is going (us scoring -7 in Q2 and them +7), they’ll beat us 125-100.

    (Of course, any engineer knows you can’t derive a trend from just two point…)

    • 42

      January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      You can. It’s just risky.

  78. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    All that nice talk now to throw us under the bus.
    LoL new arena…really D.A.

  79. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hornets need a new arena? WTH are they talking about? The building is 12 years old.

    • Justin

      January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      I agree, they made need a few updates but certainly not a “NEW” arena

    • 42

      January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      Complete idiots. I have it on V and K . . . 106.7.

  80. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Happy 2nd half Hornets fans! Who wants 10 in a row??? I do!!!!

  81. Foerever504

    January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    WTF somebody shut this dude up

    • QueenBee

      January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      LMAO!!! See what I’m talking about? I knew not to listen to that jerk off. LOL!!

      • Foerever504

        January 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

        he was talking out of his ass saying the refs are cheating us because we are owned by the NBA and we need a new arena.They even got the governor’s name wrong who the fuck is Bill Jindal

      • QueenBee

        January 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm

        LMAO!! Bill Jindal. SMH.

  82. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Gotta hold on to this lead!

  83. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I hate it that people don’t give the Hornets their due respect…this team is in beast mode right now and they still get the cold shoulder from a lot of people…bull crap!!!

  84. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Wow…Danny glover is drunk or high

    • Justin

      January 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      HAHA! I was just thinking the same thing!

    • QueenBee

      January 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      They showed Danny Glover?

  85. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    So i’m assuming all these conspiracy theorists are assuming the league will waltz the hornets all the way to the NBA championship and then sell the team for like 3x what they bought it for all the while raking in all the merchandising money the hornets make during their championship run or something? I hope the hornets get a new owner soon b/c this conspiracy b.s. is getting annoying.

  86. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I’m getting tired of these little rinky dink little foul calls…half the time their bull crap!!!

  87. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    No Commentator..He never Misses

  88. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Get it Outta Here

  89. JCS

    January 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This game might set a record for number of fouls called.

  90. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    These ridiculous little “I grazed your jersey” foul calls are getting annoying…let em play ref!!!

  91. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Where’d these refs come from? The Helen Keller School for the Blind??

    • QueenBee

      January 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      LMAO!

  92. Thornton's Thunder

    January 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    C’mon Oak! What’s up with the 3 sec. violations???? GEESUS!! 🙁

  93. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    geez hang on to the GD ball

  94. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It’s time for CP3 to get angry dang it!!!!!

  95. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Refs hate us…

  96. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Sit down and shut up David Lee!!! You little punk!!!

  97. George

    January 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love the incredulous look on D-Wests face every time he is called for a foul

  98. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    god i hate espn message boards, they’ve become completely overrun by degenerate gamblers. every damn post has a +3.5 or a -3 O/U and all that other stupid gambling jargon. they should start treating the gamblers posting on message boards like spammers.

  99. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    wow, these refs suck.

  100. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    LMAO!! @ Ginobili and Raja Bell both trying to flop on each other. LOL!!

    • 42

      January 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      I got that game on here too.

      Oh, look, there’s the starting all-star guard and his extra sexy beard . . . and there’s him losing . . . and there are the few people there leaving . . . how nice!

      • QueenBee

        January 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm

        He knew he had to put on a show in what might be the their last nationally televised game before the reserves are announced. Hahaha! 😉

  101. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    ARIZAAA

  102. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    It kills that West misses a shot on about 97% of his hesitations.

  103. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    damn ariza is a beast tonight

  104. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    He’s Looking like Ariza from 08..I fucking Love it..6 straight pts

  105. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Alright, alright, alright!!! Extend the lead! Beat these chumps!!!

  106. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Just gotta love Chris

  107. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I missed that just now. Did CP3 do something good?

    • mbdtf

      January 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Nothing special, just being MVP out there

    • Justin

      January 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Yeah he did a little Pete Maravich hesitation dribble and drained a jump shot

      • QueenBee

        January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

        Thanks! Hahaha!

  108. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Chris being Chris….nice

  109. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    ALLEY OOP TO OKAFORRRRR

    • mbdtf

      January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      and Arizaaaaaaaa

  110. pinoyballah

    January 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    that oop reminded me of the crescent city connection! haha

  111. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Next person That says Any other name Besides CP when talking best pg on the Planet..I’m Fucking Slapping them..I Swear

    • cmac81

      January 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      16 and 14 halfway through the 3rd? Not really that good.. Rose and Williams are still better, Rondo too….

      (yeah right)
      😛

      • 42

        January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

        Yeah! where’s his alien looking head or his super sexy beard?

  112. JCS

    January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Two Tyson Chandler dunks in a row!!

  113. Justin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Beautiful alley oop!!!

  114. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    That’s right. Keep em off that 3pt line!

  115. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    These ticky-tack calls are keeping them in the game

  116. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    But keep em off that free throw line too please.

  117. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    David Andersen has the most awkward defensive stance EVER

  118. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Monty needs to keep this group on the floor to start the 4th.

  119. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Lets Go DA!!!!

  120. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Ok. This isn’t the group I was talking about. LOL!!!!

  121. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Jack –> 4 TOs in 7 mins

  122. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Come on bench and D-West. Hold it down please! Please!

  123. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Bad night for jack… I would play him next to Paul to get him out of his funk

  124. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I love the announcers trying to justify that Radmon foul haha Just complete garbage out of his mouth.

  125. pinoyballah

    January 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    wow this 3rd quarter will never end

  126. JCS

    January 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    If it wasn’t for all these bloody foul calls this game would have been in the 4th quarter 10 minutes ago. I’m going record the rest of this game so I can get up on time for work.

  127. Thornton's Thunder

    January 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    After 3 qtrs., not all great but alot of great moments! This is ‘THE TEAM’…I’m feeling it! Let’s go guys…4 qtr:) LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!!!!!!

  128. Uptown sammy

    January 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Buckets heating up…

  129. JaeAmazin

    January 26, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Lol..Cmon Thornton Your 2-6 is messing with our fg%

  130. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Who is that clown trying to fall down in that corner? Get yo arse up! LOL!

  131. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Love that chicken from popeye’s

    • Thornton's Thunder

      January 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

      I like the Popeye’s comment!!! Damn, that was sweat!!! lmao

  132. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    c’mon buckets one more andevery player will have a 50%+ shooting night

    • DownUnder

      January 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      there we go

      • DownUnder

        January 26, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        oop he set us back again

  133. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Andersen make your free throws bum!

  134. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Don’t stop playing D until the clock says 0:00.

  135. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    No way was the a foul on Mbenga, he had position! Reds need to learn how to make no calls.

    Oh and Andersen needs to shoot less.

    • cmac81

      January 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      Except for putbacks

  136. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Come on now. Don’t make Paul and West have to come back out there!

  137. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    hahaha that was the worst call i’ve ever seen. jack tries to call timeout and they call a charge

  138. Go Blue

    January 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Come on!!! They have to put the starters back in, lame!!!

    • Go Blue

      January 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Oh my goodness!! A meltdown with just a few minutes to go?

  139. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Haha! They were taking off warmups up as I was hitting send.

  140. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    geez, why can’t the hornets hang on to the damn ball against the warriors?

  141. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Seriously? Another foul call? WOW

  142. Foerever504

    January 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The bench has been horrible tonight

  143. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    That was a pretty disgusting effort by the bench then, stopped us for getting a blowout media attention grabbing game its going to be another brush off game that hornets barely beat a bad team.

  144. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I notice CP seems to always have more turnovers than usual when we play the Warriors.

  145. DownUnder

    January 26, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    now we cant let them make it to 100, thats not how we do

    • DownUnder

      January 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      dammit

  146. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Dribble out the clock… thank god, this game went from domination to scary in a short period of time

  147. 42

    January 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    We don’t even have to try on offense. Just off 23 seconds, chick the ball at the hoop or throw it way high to kill clock and take the violation so they break on you. Play defense, no fouls.

    Why don’t they do this?

  148. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    WHY ARE THE STUPID REFS CALLING OFFENSIVE FOULS WITH TWENTY SECONDS LEFT????

  149. QueenBee

    January 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Those refs can kiss it. Smooches!

  150. mbdtf

    January 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    We’ll take it. 10 in a row!

  151. hewhorocks

    January 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Glad it is over….poor D effort when they had the game in the bag.

  152. cmac81

    January 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    The Warriors announcers: “I wonder what the game would have been like if NOH shot 50% and not 63%??”

    I don’t think they realized or wanted to admit that it’s the Warrior’s D that allows them to shoot that high percentage. haha

    • Mark

      January 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Amazing. I couldn’t shoot even 63% without anybody guarding me.

    • 42

      January 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

      I wonder what the season would like if the other 29 teams drove of bridges.

      • mbdtf

        January 27, 2011 at 12:25 am

        Haha the “what if” is so pointless.

  153. thekeymaster

    January 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    damn those refs were terrible. one of the worst officiated games i’ve seen all year, seems like half our turnovers came off of b.s. offensive foul calls.

  154. pinoyballah

    January 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

    wow… the hornets have a winning road record!!!! crazy, i thought i would have never have seen that again since the beginning of the season.

  155. QueenBee

    January 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Hornets bench 29
    Warriors bench 14

  156. thekeymaster

    January 27, 2011 at 12:09 am

    strange to think about but 18 of the hornets 31 Ws have come from 2 winning streaks. does anybody know what the biggest winning streak of the season by a team has been so far?

    • mbdtf

      January 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

      Celtics had a 14 game winning streak, probably the longest.

    • Schmide234

      January 27, 2011 at 12:15 am

      uhhh i think it was dallas or san antonio with 11 or 12

    • Schmide234

      January 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

      wait wait wat about miami?? i thot they had a huge one

      • mbdtf

        January 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

        Heat won 12 in a row, lost to Dallas, then won 9 in a row.

      • thekeymaster

        January 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

        i looked it up and its the celtics with 14, then miami with 12, spurs with 12, then the hornets and spurs with 10 game winning streaks too. i’m assuming the next game we lose is against the thunder in OKC the night after we play the wizards at home so that OKC game will probably be tough.

  157. peronas

    January 27, 2011 at 12:10 am

    10 in a row!!!

    Not excited by how the bees closed out this game though. There should have been no reason the starters had to check back in. I think this highlights how important Jack can be for the second unit, when he struggles like he did tonight the second unit is a mess they are a whole lot more effective when Jack can dictate how they play.

    Also, I still can’t understand what it is about the Warriors that make the Hornets cough up the ball so much!?!?!

  158. Kyle

    January 27, 2011 at 12:13 am

    So what happened to Belinelli? I’m only basing my knowledge on the box score, but why so few minutes when he seemed to be doing well?

    • Hornet

      January 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

      they were resting starters, if the game was close he would’ve gotten 28-30 minutes.

  159. TienyChesney

    January 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

    “So what do you REALLY think of my jean shorts, Andris? Or as I like to call them, ‘jorts’.”

  160. JayRey

    January 27, 2011 at 12:17 am

    WOW have you guys seen how many assists we collected?? 32!!!!! Thats great teamwork on the part of the offense. Hope it continues lol

    • mbdtf

      January 27, 2011 at 12:18 am

      17 from the MVP, but still very impressive team stat.

  161. f.g. di bene

    January 27, 2011 at 5:10 am

    good win.

    2 side notes:

    – I liked the warriors commentators.
    – The beli shoes are so ugly.

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