Preseason Game On: Grizzlies @ Hornets

Published: December 21, 2011

Buzzfest. Live music. Beer. Hugo. Honeybees. Basketball. Those are the things that you will miss if you don’t come to the first and final preseason game at The Hive tonight. Sure, it’s only preseason, but this is your first chance to really see Eric Gordon/Commissioner Gordon/Air Gordon, Chris Kaman, and Al-Farouq Aminu playing in person. I would preview some more stuff, but let’s get real– it’s the preseason.

One thing to watch is what the deal is at the small forward position. Is it Q-pon or Aminu getting the primary backup minutes? Will both of them see time at the secondary position (Quincy at the two and Aminu at the four)?

Videos and more updates after the jump.

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Pregame Notes From the Arena

  • I’ll be on ESPN’s DDL Chat throughout the game.
  • Jarrett Jack averaged 22-5-5 in the two games he started last year.
  • The Hornets are 30-14 lifetime against the Grizz (in the regular season), their second best record against any opponent.
From Monty’s Press Conference
Monty- (on resting Ariza and Okafor) “They’ve gone really hard in practice…got a few bumps and bruises…trying to be as smart as we can.”

Monty– “We’re just going to see what we have tonight. It’s a nice chance to see Quincy and Farouq at the three.

Monty is specifically looking forward to seeing Jarrett running the team, and if the new Clippers can pick up the new defensive schemes.

Video of the pregame availability coming soon.


  1. Lucas Ottoni

    December 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  2. Kempleton

    December 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Finally! Can’t wait for tonight and watch the first game of a new era for The Hornets! GEAUX HORNETS! Eat them Bears! 🙂

    Let’s fasten our seat belts and hope to watch some sensational dunks by Eric “Flash” Gordon.

  3. sweetpea

    December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen, let us commence the (hopefully long and prosperous) EG10 era in New Orleans Hornets history. Let’s help convince the Silent Assassain to stay in our great city by blowing the roof of the sucker …. starting tonight. Elsewise, I can’t freaking believe the season is about to start, I love football and all, but basketball … especially NBA BASKETBALL … is number one in my heart. Let’s tip it off baby.

  4. Jalil Davis

    December 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i think we’re gonna sign Justin Dentmon (Fits well with really Pondexter and great drving skills) i like him on our team and Carldell Johnson to the team as well these guys have a really good upside they just need the chance

    • Joe Gerrity

      December 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      We cut Justin Dentmon a few days ago.

    • carpo

      December 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm


  5. NawlinsHornets

    December 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Did anyone see that Irvin Mayfield has worked out adding local music and a live band to the Hornets games? I remember this idea being tossed around a couple of years ago on this site. I think it’s great, I’m excited.

  6. chiefyoungblood

    December 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    is this gonna be on tv anywhere ?

    • Jason Calmes

      December 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Nope. radio. Online via the 1061the radio station.

  7. Thornton Thunder

    December 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’m extremely excited to see our Hornets in action! I’m optimistic & look forward to seeing our guys bringing their heart, game in & game out! LET’S GEAUX HORNETS! Let’s all show the new Hornets how our fans really get down!!

  8. Jo D

    December 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Sec 105
    I look forward to seeing Vasquez tonight. I remember he had a very solid game late last year at the arena. Decent young point if we can actually get him!

    • Jo D

      December 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      If he keeps the beard, I shall call him Caveman Kaman

  9. mike kaman

    December 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    where can i watch or listen to the game

    • Jason Calmes

      December 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm


      106.1 for radio, for online radio

  10. mike kaman

    December 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm


  11. Jo D

    December 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Whats the record for the number of dunks by 2 7ft white guys in a game?

  12. usufruct

    December 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I wish the season started at this time every year.

    • usufruct

      December 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      What’s to dislike? If it started around xmas every year, basketball would begin as football winds down and would run through August. Sounds pretty good to me. It would help with attendance, too.

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