Game On: Magic @ Hornets

Published: January 27, 2012

Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic take on the New Orleans Hornets tonight at New Orleans Arena.


Jason Smith Dunking That Sh!t

The Hornets are without Chris Kaman, who is not with the team because of an organizational decision, which will only serve to further rumors (I’m going to escalate these rumors, I swear to you) that he’s being shopped. The Magic head into tonight’s game missing Ryan Anderson, and will start Glen Davis in his place.

In the 3-on-3 today we talked about how the Hornets will need Stop Dwight Howard, but probably won’t be able to, but if you recall I also mentioned that if the Hornets can force Orlando to reveal their lack of frontcourt depth, they could really have an advantage. With Anderson out, that increases the chance of that happening even more.

The Hornets will win this if they get Dwight in foul trouble and the Magic don’t hit their threes.

Other Notes From the Arena

  • Three reserves reached dobule figures for only the second time this year against the Thunder.
  • Carl Landry had 15 points on just two made field goals against OKC. That’s crazy. Last time it happened was in 1994, done by a guy named Hersy Hawkins.

Catch up with me on the Daily Dime chat over at ESPN. I’ll be helping handle the load over there tonight.


  1. kempleton

    January 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Geaux Hornets!

  2. SP

    January 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    What’s up with the Thornton banner?

    • ImSorryMonty

      January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I didn’t notice before but that makes me nostalgic.

    • DownUnder

      January 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Weren’t the Marcus Banner’s last year our lucky charm?

      • Stew

        January 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        Hornets are killing Orlando. My god this banner!

    • Jason Calmes

      January 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      The banners feature Hornets from today and yesterday.

      Working on tomorrow. Mike? Can you make it happen?

  3. ImSorryMonty

    January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Marc Stein (ESPN) reporting that no deal for Kaman in place, just shelving him til they find a deal.

  4. Jason Calmes

    January 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    No chat?

    Becoming a streak . . .

  5. Bee dat

    January 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    couldnt make the game tonight. attendance not looking strong on my tv. hope the balcony is packed

    • Jason Calmes

      January 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      I look to the lower ends and lower corners to see if we have a sellout, upper ends and corners for a strong night.

      Not a sellout, can’t see the uppers well enough. At some point people migrate anyway . . . upgrade.

      People were picking tickets up off the exchange. Those are already in the book, but it may be a sign that the team didn’t have a ton of desirable tickets.

  6. Jason Calmes

    January 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    For those wondering about Gordon being with the team:

    I made a positive id of Gordon in pretty sharp suit with the team, both standing and clapping.

    Yes, when it was appropriate to the cheering the Hornets, not the Magic, Pacers, or Knicks.

    I just added the Knicks part to be catty. Shout to the CP3 to the Knicks hilarity. I’ll miss those mathless buffoons with a completely unrealistic sense of entitlement.

    Single tear. The good ol’ days . . .

    • Bee dat

      January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      y, it amused me to no end that til the end people i sisted he would be dealt there even though it flew in the face of all logic. like wed take landry fields and j jeffries for hi. just cause of a toast or a feeling of blue and orange destiny

    • Eli

      January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      YOU miss those days??? Man, I live in new york. I had to deal with that s*** everyday.

      • Jason Calmes

        January 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        I feel for you, dude.

        Stupid billboards and all.

        Here, some of the dumbest of the dumb pop in. To be fair, some were quite nice, and I’m sure many read what we were saying and took it to heart. The vocal idiots who mistake talking/typing for thinking are the few I refer to.

  7. Andrew Smith

    January 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Can you spell BLOW-OUT GEAUX HORNETS

    • Jason Calmes

      January 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      B L E A U X

      O U T

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