Former Hornets/Pacers Crush the Current Hornets

Published: March 3, 2012

Darren Collison and David West both had nice games as the Hornets were crushed by the Pacers in front of a mostly packed house.


There won’t be any player grades today as I honestly have better things to do than stick around to recap the yellow team losing by 30, and I can’t get the recap generator to do anything until the game is over. I blame those hideous jerseys for tonight’s loss, btw.

It was over when- The Hornets fell apart at the end of the first half, allowing the Pacers to go on a 21-4 run, capped by a Collison prayer as the buzzer expired.

It was really over when– Sorry, but that really did end it.

Seriously, that wasn’t it. It was over when–  You really don’t listen, do you? It was over in the first half.

That was… Ugly: Seriously, what was with that close to the second quarter? It’s like everyone thought it was the early fourth.

That was… “Pathetic”: The guy who took part in the 7-up challenge should be flat out embarrassed. Why did you participate, taking the spot from someone who might have actually tried, when you obviously didn’t care at all? We, as fans, should have booed him as soon as he missed a layup and slowly walked over to get it. FYI– I tried to get into one of those contests for YEARS when I was a STH to no avail. Honestly I’m still trying. That’s the only thing I want for all my leftover Lagniappe Points. Hook it up, Hornets. I’ll hustle my ass off.

That was… “worth watching”: Not much was worth talking about on the court, but the French Quarter Fliers put on a pretty damn fine acrobatic display in between the third and fourth quarter. That double front flip was particularly sweet. True story– I really wish I could do that stuff.

MVP: Solomon Jones put forth a really nice effort again for the Bees, especially in the first half. He was one of the few positives on the court tonight.

Former Hornets Darren Collison and David West really took it to their former team early on.

LVP: Aminu looked atrocious out there today. I’ll delve into what’s wrong with his game sometime early this coming week, but he’s really struggling to do anything except rebound and take up space.

Andrew will post some pics and maybe a vid of the post game press conference, but that’s it for me. Have a nice weekend, and don’t forget about the watch party next Saturday!


  1. Pluto D

    March 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Does anyone know why Ariza didn’t play tonight and last game?

    • Andrew Smith

      March 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm


  2. C.C.

    March 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Well, at least the Wizards won……..

  3. Andrew Smith

    March 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Someone wanted me to ask Xavier if he did anything different or if yesterdays game took a toll on him, he said no he dnt do or feel different & shots where just falling for the Pacers

    Solomon Jones did not want me to record him because he suffered a busted lip (had stitches) & a black eye that he said Dahntay Jones caused, Solomon said that he didnt care about his performance if we lose it dosent matter

    Monty said that He’s been impressed by Marco & that he is the most consistant/reliable player he’s had since he arrived (I guess he forgot about Cp3)
    He went on to mention that he rarely “goes off” after games & that usually he lets them know they played hard & games like this happen, but said that was different the night they lost to Toronto & things got heated then said he would keep the rest of the story behind closed doors

    Monty was impressed with Solomon’s play & didnt know why he wasnt on a NBA roster before

    • C.C.

      March 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Good stuff, Andrew. The black eye/busted lip thing doesn’t surprise me. Dahntay Jones has long been one of the dirtiest players in the NBA.

      • Simon

        March 4, 2012 at 3:04 am

        It was an accident. Jones set a screen behind the other Jones and when he hit him his head jolted into his face. It was purely bad luck compounded by the fact that Jones D didnt see him coming

  4. m_W

    March 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Dang, Joe you don’t like the gold jerseys? I dig ’em. Need to get me an Ayon one.

    • Jason Calmes

      March 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I like the gold.

      Gold, Blue, White, Mardi Gras (except during Carnival, then it’s just below Gold).

    • Pluto D

      March 4, 2012 at 3:14 am

      I think they should always wear the black socks and shoes with the gold jerseys. Looks way better, the white socks and shoes look pansy with the gold. A small thing I know. Just sayin

  5. Lucas Ottoni

    March 4, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Only King Solomon saves!!!

  6. NOEngineer

    March 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

    This level of effort (Raptors and Pacers) makes it hard to sell season ticket renewals. Please no excuses about players being missing, I’m talking about hustle and effort. The Dallas effort and result were fabulous, but the other two contradict the only selling point this team had. With only 3 home games in 3 weeks, they should have really hustled if they wanted to encourage the fans. I would have rather had 3 exciting close losses than this reverse crap sandwich……

    • Jason Calmes

      March 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

      I’m so glad you said reverse. So many people screw the sandwich metaphor up. The `compliment sandwich’ thing managers do to give you bad news (good-bad-good) is not a compliment sandwhich, it’s a bad news sandwich between two slices of compliment bread.

      Thank you sooo much. I was just complaining about this 2 days ago.

  7. Hornet Seantonio

    March 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

    good shooting marco 🙂

    • Jason Calmes

      March 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      There he is.

      How’s school?

  8. ImSorryMonty

    March 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    X was off tonight but I like his game infinitely better than Aminu’s. Henry plays bulldog style defense while Aminu plays “won’t let you pass me” defense. Henry seems to at least understand offensive flow while Aminu is just plain lost on that end. They both suck at shooting, but Henry’s driving creates FT opportunities. I would start Henry at SF going forward but I’m not the coach (with Ariza out).

    Regarding the West booing, it really was overblown. Maybe 50-100 people boo’d when he would make a shot. Alot of the STH’s at least respect him, while those who follow the team closesly knew that we barely even wanted him anyways. I’ll be a Pacers fan in the playoffs personally (Lil Dimes, Fluffy, and Granger too much NOLA to not root for).

    Man, I love Jack for the passion he’s played with this season and he seems to be the only one concerned with putting a winning product on the floor 100% of the time but Vasquez is a much better PG. With Jack on the floor the offense tends to bog down into “watch JJ run around”. With Vasquez we get ball movement and offensive rhythm. I’m kind of surprised Monty made the switch to Jack with us going 3-2 with Vasquez starting recently.

    • ImSorryMonty

      March 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      And let’s lock up Solo for a few years on the cheap. I’ve seen enough to fully believe he can be a capable backup big at the 4 and 5.

    • Ray

      March 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Really have to respectfully disagree with you on the DWest wasn’t overblown if anything to me it was understated. I would have been much happier had the entire Arena erupted with boo’s for him. I am hoping as well that is what will happen when CP3 returns. I have no respect or loyalty to a player who has no respect or loyalty to the fans.His decision to leave is directly responsible for where the hornets are now. If He and CP3 stay we are a playoff team and with the deals dell has been doing we probably could have made a decent run for the finals. Instead we are tanking for lottery picks.

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