Hornets lose to Rockets and end trying season

Published: April 26, 2012

The Hornets went flat in the fourth, relying on Lance Thomas, Al-Farouq Aminu and last minute heaves from Vasquez to provide their offense.  It went as well as you’d expect.  Hornets Lose.  Lottery balls safe.  Go root for Sacramento to win.

Michael McNamara refused to watch tonight, and that’s probably a good thing or we would have lost him during half time when he went into the bathroom, ran a warm bath and slit his wrists.

Yeah, it was that worrisome for rabid supporters of the tank at that point.  The Rockets came out disinterested and flat, playing no defense and jacking long jumpers.  The Hornets, on the other hand, started out applying pressure and defending hard, cutting to the basket, and getting easy looks.  Then Carl Landry came in and was giggling to himself visibly at all the ways he was destroying his old team as he pushed the lead almost to 20.

Happily, Monty didn’t play Landry in the second half, pulled Belli after he made a shot, and let Jerome Dyson and Watkins run themselves ragged.  Then, in the fourth, he called plays to iso Aminu on the wing or post up Lance Thomas.   Again, you can imagine how that went.  Rockets surge.  Game over.

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