Hornets Take Second Half Off as Blazers Cruise

Published: March 5, 2012

Somebody forgot to let the Hornets know that they had to stick around for all 48 minutes tonight.

Last week the Hornets traveled to Chicago and nearly came away with a win against one of the top four teams in the NBA. Then just a few days later they beat the defending champions at home, and it got Hornets fans thinking that perhaps this team was only a few moves away from being respectable. Enter Reality and the cold gust of wind she brings with her. Tonight’s game showed just how far this team away is from being able to compete night in and night out with even the middle tier teams in this league. Tonight was embarrassing, and perhaps it is best we just move on without throwing up artificial grades.

What I will say, however, is that this is a team that prides itself on not giving up- but in a way, doesn’t that make blowout losses like this even more sad? I mean, if you quit and a team holds you to 10 points in a quarter, that is one thing, but if you are TRYING to score and you can’t…. Well, that’s just pathetic. They couldn’t hit from the outside, couldn’t put it home when they got the ball on the inside; heck, they couldn’t even make shots when the defense was standing still as they bricked free throw after free throw.

Some nights you just don’t have it, but that’s okay, our old buddy CP3 had our back as the Clippers took on the Wolves. He would find a way to make this night bearable, wouldn’t he? Wouldn’t he? If you don’t already know how that game ended, I don’t want to spoil it for you here because words just won’t do it justice. Overall, a tough night to be a Hornets fan, but one that will be well worth in the end when we are repaid with 14 years of Anthony Davis rocking our ugly Mardi Gras jerseys.


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