Post-Game Journal Report: Game 7: Hornets @ Lakers

Published: November 9, 2009

Again, in case people forgot there was a Hornets game tonight because of the Saints/Panthers battle in the Dome, there was a game and yeah, I wish I had forgotten too because the game got away from the Hornets quickly in the third quarter.

Game 7: Hornets 88 @ Lakers 104

–The Hornets seemed to get some momentum going into halftime but that quickly went away as Fisher drilled the buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 13 point lead into the half.

–The third quarter killed us again as the Lakers outscored the Hornets 27-16 on top of their halftime lead…and Kobe didn’t even score in the third quarter…yeah, that’s right. And as I recall, the Hornets didn’t even make a field goal until around 3 minutes left in the third.

–Chris Paul did everything he could before the game got out of hand with 15 points, including 9-11 free throws, and 9 assists. Emeka had a nice game with 10 points and 14 boards. West only had 11 points on 4-11 shooting.

–I have to say it was nice not seeing MoPete on the court and I hope that continues. Devin Brown, who started in his place at SG, had 10 points on 4-7 shooting. Hopefully this can be consistent or if not, Scott said Marcus Thornton would be given a chance to start (more on him shortly)…

–Bench Play: Posey had 10, which was nice to see. Peja had 6. And someone needs to get Bobby Brown off the court or I will tackle him off the court just for chucking shots…2-9, including 0-4 from 3.

–It was very nice to see Marcus Thornton and Darren Collison on the court together, even if it was garbage time. Combining for 14 points, 8 from Thornton (2-4, with 2-3 from 3) and 6 from Collison (2-4 shooting). I’m hoping Scott will take notice and start to ease them into the rotation, starting with some more time in tomorrow’s game. Personally, I was more impressed with Thornton because I know he’s been itching to get on the court and proved it tonight.

–I was glad to see some fouls go our way but the refs need to stop calling so many fouls for the NBA’s golden boy (or one of them along with LeBron and Wade)…you know who I’m talking about.

–We lost this game without Bynum or Gasol in the lineup for LA…just think how worse this score would be with Gasol and/or Bynum in the starting lineup…I’m not gonna think about it.

–Tomorrow night: Hornets @ Clippers @ 9:30 on CST. If they find a way to lose to the Clippers, Scott will need to make some changes immediately.

-Mr. Kennedy
–“Say It Loud, Say It Proud…”

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